Cleveland Browns head coach Rob Chudzinski said the battle for the starting quarterback job between Brandon Weeden and Jason Campbell was “close” earlier this week.
It may not be so close after Weeden’s performance Thursday night against the Detroit Lions.
Weeden made some brilliant throws in completing 8 of 12 passes for 112 yards with two touchdown passes to tight end Jordan Cameron. In two games this preseason, Weeden has completed 18 of 25 passes (72-percent) for 224 yards and three touchdowns and a passer rating of 139.0.
Weeden has been taking all of the first-team snaps in practice and has had two solid performances in the Browns’ first two preseason games. He’s done nothing to open the door for Campbell to supplant him on the depth chart.
Offensive tackle Joe Thomas didn’t feel the competition was all that close. We agree. Brandon Weeden has done enough to prove he should start for the Browns Week 1.