The Browns may be forced to turn to Alex Tanney in Week 14.
The team announced that quarterback Brandon Weeden has been diagnosed with a concussion following Sunday’s 32-28 loss to the Jaguars. Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports that team spokesman Zak Gilbert said that Weeden came to the team with symptoms after the game was over.
Weeden played the entire game and coach Rob Chudzinski suggested afterward that a change wasn’t considered because Tanney had only been with the team for a week. Weeden had three touchdowns and three turnovers in Sunday’s loss, which dropped the team to 0-5 in games he’s started this season. Tanney signed this week to back up Weeden because Jason Campbell is out with a concussion.
If neither Campbell nor Weeden are cleared, Chudzinski and the Browns might not have a choice but to turn to Tanney against the Patriots next weekend. He would be the team’s fourth different starting quarterback, which underscores the need for the Browns to find a more permanent solution this offseason.