Cleveland Browns quarterback Brandon Weeden is tied for the second-most interceptions in the league through the first ten weeks of the season.
Weeden’s 12 interceptions are tied with San Diego’s Philip Rivers and Kansas City’s Matt Cassel for second-most in the league. Only Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo has thrown more with 13.
According to Tom Withers of the Associated Press, it’s an area that Browns head coach Pat Shurmur needs to see improvement from his rookie signal caller.
”Don’t throw interceptions,” Shurmur said. ”Done. End story. I want to be right to the point.”
It’s a message that Weeden hears loud and clear.
“That’s kind of been my priority since I played Pee-Wee football,” Weeden said. ”We never want to throw interceptions. My aggressive manner and mindset sometimes gets me in trouble.”
Weeden and the Browns travel to Dallas to take on Romo’s Cowboys this Sunday as the Browns look to snap an 11-game losing streak on the road. Weeden is completing just 55-percent of his passes on the season and has thrown for 2,088 yards and nine touchdowns for the season.