Browns quarterback Brandon Weeden didn’t exactly confirm or deny the report that he wants out of Cleveland, instead saying today that he just wants to play football somewhere.
“I want to play football,” Weeden told the Oklahoman. “I don’t care. I just want to play football and be at a place where it’s enjoyable and we can compete and win games. That’s really what it’s all about.”
It’s hard to see why new General Manager Ray Farmer or new coach Mike Pettine would want Weeden to play football in Cleveland this year. Weeden didn’t play well for his first coach and G.M. in 2012 and didn’t play well for his second coach and G.M. in 2013. The third coach and G.M. will probably decide to send Weeden packing, but Weeden won’t have any say in that decision, and he says he can accept whatever the Browns decide.
“I understand the business side of everything that’s going on,” Weeden said. “It’s kind of out of my control, because I’m still under contract. The ball’s kind of in their court, depending on what they want to do and do with me going forward. I kind of have no control over it. It is what it is, and things will work out.”
Weeden’s best bet may be hoping that the Browns cut him sooner rather than later, so that he’ll have some time to catch on with another team for training camp, learn the offense, and make a roster as a backup.