Browns quarterback Brandon Weeden sprained his right thumb during Sunday’s game against the Ravens, forcing him out of a game that Cleveland would eventually lose 14-6 to fall to 0-2 on the season.
Coach Rob Chudzinski said Monday that the team isn’t sure about whether or not Weeden will be able to play in Week Three, explaining that the team will “see how it responds in the next couple of days” before making any decisions. However, Chudzinski wouldn’t say that Jason Campbell, who replaced Weeden on Sunday, would be the starter if Weeden isn’t able to play. Chudzinski said both Campbell and Brian Hoyer were possibilities if the Browns needed a replacement starter.
“I’m confident in all the guys we have. I’ll play who gives us best chance to win,” Chudzkinski said, via Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer.
If Campbell wasn’t that guy, it would be quite a rapid fall from being close enough to the starting job that Chudzinski refused to name Weeden the starter until late August. His experience and the fact that it is so early in the season likely give Campbell an edge on Hoyer should the Browns need to make a move. After scoring 16 points in two weeks, that person might even be able to play himself into a longer gig if the Cleveland offense can find its footing with him at the helm.