Shurmur names QB Weeden Browns' starter

Posted Aug. 06, 2012 @ 3:51 p.m.
Posted By PFW staff

Browns head coach Pat Shurmur has named rookie QB Brandon Weeden the club's starter, multiple media outlets reported Monday.

The Browns selected Weeden, who turns 29 in October, with the second of two first-round picks in April's draft.

Per multiple reports, Shurmur has not named the top backup to Weeden. Seneca Wallace and Colt McCoy, who was the starter a season ago, are the top candidates for the top reserve spot.

The way we see it

It's not a surprise that Weeden won the job. The Browns are hoping Weeden, RB Trent Richardson and WRs Greg Little and Josh Gordon can be core performers for a revival of a struggling offense. McCoy's long-term future in Cleveland, which has been murky since Draft Day, is all the more unclear with today's announcement.