Weeden – “sooner rather than later”

by Paul Raymond | Posted on Wednesday, June 6th, 2012

It appears that Cleveland Browns rookie quarterback Brandon Weeden will be named starter pretty soon if you listen to coach Pat Shurmur. Shurmur indicated he’d like to select his starters “sooner rather than later” and that his QB battle is shaping up much like his last one.

Browns coach Pat Shurmur hinted today that he could name rookie quarterback Brandon Weeden his starter by the start of training camp in late July.

He said he’d like to name the starter “sooner rather than later.”

He said the competition is playing out here much like it did in St. Louis in 2010, when he said they named No. 1 overall pick Sam Bradford the starter at the beginning of training camp. (Cleveland Plain-Dealer)

Personally, I’m not surprised that Weeden will be the starter but I am a little surprised they will hand him the keys to the offense so quickly. All this means is that he’s must have really impressed the coaches during his work with the first team during mini-camps and the last OTA. “He’s quickly getting a feel for his receivers,” said Shurmur.

I find it impressive that Shurmur compares the situation to Sam Bradford and A.J. Feeley. My question is can he have the same instant success?

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