The Cleveland Browns are right in the thick of things in the AFC North. It is apparent this team has the talent needed at almost every position to compete for the AFC North this season. The only position lacking is the role, of back up quarterback.
Brandon Weeden is not the solution. After watching him in his first regular season game, it was apparent, he has no place on an NFL roster. The Browns and their fans saw a further display of that point in yesterday’s game.
It was hard to imagine a guy could do worse than a 5.1 quarterback rating which Weeden obtained in his first game as a professional. But in yesterday’s game against the Baltimore Ravens, he came away with a rating of 1.4 and he completed one of the 2 passes he threw for a yards per pass average of minus one yard.
I know he was only in the game for a series or so, but the point is he is useless to this Cleveland Browns organization. Now that the team has a shot at a winning season, what would happen if the needed a back up quarterback?
They simply don’t have one currently on the roster and if the need arises, the team if screwed. The fans and the entire coaching staff had a scare in the Baltimore game when Campbell left with injury.
If the veteran quarterback couldn’t return the Browns would have had another loss to the Ravens. The team has to make a move that would solidify the role of backup quarterback.
Brandon Weeden is just taking up a roster spot and he doesn’t bring any skill set to the game that can help this team win.
It is clear that this front office and the coaching staff has made a commitment to winning this season. The time is now during the bye week to cut Weeden and bring in a quarterback that could step in and help the team win if needed.
Brandon Weeden is not that guy and I certainly think the Browns know that. Get a guy that could help if needed.
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