Browns quarterback Brandon Weeden has only taken snaps with the first team this spring, which suggests that the starting job in Cleveland this season is his to lose despite talk of a competition with Jason Campbell and Brian Hoyer.
Weeden said at the end of this week’s minicamp that he hopes that never changes and it won’t if wide receiver Greg Little has anything to say about it. Little said he’s always viewed Weeden as the starter and that his work this offseason has only made it more clear that he’s the right man for the job.
“I just feel like it’s always been Brandon’s job,” Little said, via Nate Ulrich of the Akron Beacon-Journal. “He’s always done the right things as a quarterback, and he’s taken his position to another level as far as being very outspoken and just being a leader, being the first guy in the building and being the last guy out. And I think he commands respect now.”
There’s no reason to think Little’s off on his read of the situation. Weeden’s gotten high marks from coach Rob Chudzinski and offensive coordinator Norv Turner all offseason and appears to be a much better fit for this year’s offensive system than the one the Browns ran last year. The biggest question he has to answer now is how good he can become and the only way to find that out is giving him the job and letting him run with it.