Brandon Weeden has to be out of his freaking mind. The 28-year-old quarterback thinks he should get four years guaranteed in his rookie NFL Contract. This guy has to be kidding us. He is 28 years old and will turn 29 a month after the season starts. Weeden isn’t in the same class as a 22-year-old kid coming into the NFL. Where he gets off thinking he is due for four years guaranteed is anyone’s guess. This guy is lucky he got drafted in the first round. What makes Weeden think he is due that kind of guarantee?
The fact that Weeden wants a guarantee like this makes me nervous. Weeden knows he is one hit away from a career ending injury. I know what you are thinking, all the players in the NFL are only one hit away from a career ending injury. With Weeden, it is different. Brandon Weeden left professional baseball due to shoulder problems. The last time I looked they didn’t knock your butt down in Major League baseball, at least not on purpose. If Weeden were to get hit under his throwing arm, (which is highly likely by the way), a hit like that could end his career in the NFL.
Weeden was in the area working with the AFC rookies and when asked about getting his contract done he replied saying,”We’re working. It takes two sides, though”. What is Brandon Weeden trying to say? The Cleveland Browns aren’t stupid, they know what they got in the draft and they realize Brandon Weeden is 28 soon to be 29 year old. The Browns are well within their rights not to offer Weeden the fourth year guaranteed. The Browns have been through 17 quarterbacks since returning to the NFL in 1999. They know how things can happen and not one of those guys they drafted in the past were 28 years old.
Weeden must think being drafted in the first round of the NFL draft is like taking a all expense paid trip to the fountain of Youth. You have to admit, the Browns taking Weeden after all the press conferences Mike Holmgren and Tom Heckert held saying how they want to build a NFL team that is going to last for years and have the Browns in serous contention is pretty humorous. I mean come on, it is not very often a NFL team takes a 28year old quarterback in the first round of a NFL draft. Let alone a guy who wants all Four Years guaranteed.
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