Sunday will be Brandon Weeden 3.0-time in Cleveland.
Weeden won the starting job to start the season and then hurt his thumb early in the year, opening the door for Brian Hoyer until Hoyer blew out his knee and handed the job back to Weeden. A couple of brutal performances by Weeden led the Browns to hand the job to Jason Campbell, but now Campbell’s dealing with a concussion and the Browns have turned their eyes back to the 2012 first-round pick one more time.
Coach Rob Chudzinski confirmed what everyone expected on Wednesday when he announced that Weeden will start against the Jaguars in Week 13. Campbell is still going through the concussion protocol and Chudzinski said, via Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer, that it is doubtful that he’ll be in uniform this weekend.
Chudzinski said that Weeden “has backing of his teammates” heading into this week’s game, but it’s not like anyone in Cleveland has much choice with Campbell on the shelf. Alex Tanney was signed off the Cowboys practice squad to serve as Weeden’s backup, but his experience is limited to YouTube videos and preseason games so Weeden would probably have been the choice even if his teammates were unenthusiastic about his return to the lineup.