There are apparently enough concerns about Brandon Weeden’s thumb that the Browns are making a change well in advance.
And it might not be the change many were expecting.
The Browns announced via their Twitter account (with a charming use of BREAKING) that Brian Hoyer would start this week against the Vikings, leapfrogging Jason Campbell.
Weeden’s getting an MRI on the thumb, but the team denied the precise medical diagnosis of “really screwed up.”
Hoyer started one game for the Cardinals last year, but has long been a favorite of Browns General Manager Mike Lombardi for all the potential he showed in three preseasons with the Patriots.