Suspected by everyone, Pat Shurmur just confirmed it Monday.
Rookie Brandon Weeden is his starting quarterback this season, according to Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer.
The 28-year-old Weeden was expected to be given the reins when he was drafted, partly because they think he’s a mature and polished passer and partly because the options are Colt McCoy and Seneca Wallace.
But that doesn’t mean it’s a good thing for him long-term, or a fair shot.
With the Browns ownership changing hands, everything’s up in the air this year.
While some rookies are given time to develop, Weeden’s age makes him different, but the one-year audition nature of things for every Browns player (and coach, and personnel man) is going to make it a fascinating watch.