Browns quarterback Brandon Weeden says the player he really is and the player we all saw on the field during his rookie year are not exactly the same player.
In an interview on WKNR in Cleveland, Weeden said his rookie year was “average,” but he’s an above-average quarterback.
“I know I’m a better player than the way I played all year,” Weeden said, via SportsRadioInterviews.com. “I’m not satisfied with the way I played all year. So being the competitor that I am, I see a lot of areas of improvement. And I know I have to get better in order for this organization to win games. And my ultimate goal is for us to get to the playoffs and win a Super Bowl, so I feel like personally it starts with me — I’ve gotta get better. And I wouldn’t change anything because I thought like I prepared well. Week-in and week-out I felt like I put myself in position.”
Weeden said he knows he needs to prove himself to the new coaching staff, and he plans to do just that.
“I’m confident in my ability. I’m very confident in my ability to get better in Year 2,” Weeden said.
If we say nothing else for Weeden, at least we can say a 17-interception rookie season didn’t shake his confidence.