With news coming Wednesday that the 49ers have wheeled and dealed Alex Smith to the Kansas City Chiefs, some Cleveland Browns fans were left wondering, “What will happen with our QB situation next year?”
Last week the Cleveland Plain Dealer reported that the Browns “might look to a veteran quarterback to press Brandon Weeden for the starting job.” Of course, this is just speculation because the Browns have a starting QB in Brandon Weeden, right? Right. Last year was his rookie year (at the age of 28 turned 29), but compared to the other four rookies in the NFL, he didn’t do super fantastic. BUT considering his competition was RGIII and the breakout Russell Wilson, I’m not surprised. Cleveland is a city used to disappointment so we just constantly expect it.
This year, Weeden will (hopefully) be given a chance to shine under a completely new coaching staff. Cleveland fans have hope that the new coaching staff will help Weeden become more of an NFL QB and less of an interception throwing former baseball player. I saw many glimmers of hope and potential during this season, and I’m a firm believer that players and coaches need to be given more then one year to do something productive.
The NFL Draft 2013 QB draft class is not super impressive. Yes I did see Geno Smith and Matt Barkley play this year and no I don’t think they would add anything super special to the already complicated and always controversial Cleveland Browns QB situation. I could be wrong; it happened once. I wish everyone in the 2013 draft a lot of luck in the NFL, but I think the Browns need to be more worried about solidifying their defensive line and wide receivers before making yet another QB change.
It’s only March and I’m already frustrated by all the speculation coming from Cleveland. Lets leave the rumors to the middle school girls. Can we just focus on football please? Cleveland just wants the Browns to be good. To get that done, the Browns need to be given a chance by the fans. This means that by Week 4 of the 2013 season, if we only have one win, that’s not three losses, but three games full opportunities to see what we did wrong and improve.