Brandon Weeden finished the 2102 season as one of the worst rookie quarterbacks taken in the 2012 draft. The Browns used their 2nd pick in the draft to take the then 28-year-old Q.B. who turned 29 soon after the season started. It was felt that he needed to be vaulted into the starting quarterback position because of his age. The Browns thought it was now or never for Weeden. Now with the old regime gone and the new owners looking for a new head coach is there a real chance Weeden could soon be gone too?
Brandon Weeden threw for a lot of yards but he couldn’t get the team into the end-zone. He looked like he folded under pressure and he threw more interceptions than touchdowns. The problem with Weeden could be his delivery. Coming into the NFL from a professional MLB career, Weeden throws the football like he is pitching to home plate. For a tall guy he had a lot of balls tipped by the opposing teams defenders and he often missed open receivers. Trying to change his delivery could very well ruin him. He has thrown the ball his way for a long time.
Not only does changing his mechanics present a problem, he suffered a shoulder injury in the last game he played in. Weeden left major league baseball because of an injury to his shoulder. It was thought that throwing a football didn’t present the same kind of problem to his throwing shoulder that throwing the baseball did, that was before his season ending injury.
All things considered, there is a very real possibility that Brandon Weeden could turn into another one of Cleveland’s first round busts. The Browns have had a history of drafting guys in the first round of the NFL draft that frankly never worked out for one reason or another. With all the changes that are taking place with the Cleveland Browns and the evaluation of Brandon Weeden’s first NFL season, could he be added to Cleveland’s growing list of first round busts? The answer is yes. He just may not fit into the new coaches plans and the Browns could end up parting ways with the soon to be 30-year-old quarterback. Only time will tell.
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