It’s widely believed that, if Chip Kelly becomes the next coach of the Browns, the relatively slow-footed Brandon Weeden won’t be the team’s quarterback of the future — or maybe not even of the present.
Weeden, we’re told, shares those concerns regarding how he fits, or doesn’t, in a Chip Kelly offense. He said so several days ago, but then took to Twitter to point out that he was joking.
As we understand it, it’s not a joke. Weeden understandably is worried about whether he’d have a future in Cleveland if Kelly is the head coach.
If the Browns were to move Weeden, other teams would surely be interested. The question is whether the Browns could get a return that would justify in hindsight the use of a 22nd overall pick on Weeden in 2011, one of the picks obtained in the trade that allowed the Falcons to get receiver Julio Jones.
Given that Weeden spent his first NFL season working for Andy Reid disciples Pat Shurmur and Brad Childress, a deal that would send Weeden to Kansas City could be a possibility.
Of course, none of this matters unless the Browns hire Kelly. At this point, it appears that he could land with the Browns or the Eagles. Or maybe some other team that decides to swoop in and offer more than either the Browns or the Eagles have put on the table.