Browns CEO Joe Banner said the team intended to give quarterback Brandon Weeden a chance to win the starting job, and that they weren’t likely to use the sixth overall pick on a passer.
Banner told Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer that taking a quarterback with their first pick “is not the focus of our thinking.”
Banner said the team wants to give Weeden “the best chance to succeed. We see potential there we’re going to try to work with.”
It was more of a statement of support than Weeden got from coach Rob Chudzinski yesterday, though Chudzinski said then the chance to work with Norv Turner should benefit the second-year quarterback.