Brandon Weeden will visit Dallas today

AP

Former Browns quarterback Brandon Weeden may attempt to revive his career as Tony Romo’s backup.

Weeden will visit the Cowboys today, ESPNDallas.com reports.

The Cowboys have been known to be interested in Weeden, presumably as a minimum-salary third-string quarterback who would become the second-string quarterback if Kyle Orton decides to retire. If Weeden does sign in Dallas and Orton does return, Weeden would have to do well in the offseason and training camp just to make the roster, as the Cowboys have generally only kept two quarterbacks in recent years.

The 30-year-old Weeden was a 2012 first-round draft pick of the Browns. He has completed 55.9 percent of his passes, with 23 touchdowns and 26 interceptions, in two years in the NFL.

37 responses to “Brandon Weeden will visit Dallas today

  1. Hahahahahahahahahahahaha, Jerry Jones what a great talent evaluator. Maybe Weedumb can teach Romo the underhanded throw to the opposite team move, it worked really well in Cleveland.

  2. This guy has a cannon, no doubt. The cons are he is very inaccurate, stares down receivers, doesn’t see open receivers, can’t run, is a slow learner, has a habit of regressing and makes terrible decisions. Oh and he’s 31.

  3. I wish the guy luck. We gave him a hard time in Cleveland. He spent his short time here under a regime that was impatient and unstable. Constant change and zero chance of development. And he never said a word about it. I can’t forgive the fadeaway underhand sideline pick 6,but he tried under terrible circumstances. Hopefully a change of scenery and tutelage under a good QB will help.

  4. That’s correct Campcouch, no qb has had the chance for development since the return on 99. Normally one and done without a supporting cast. Hopefully that’s about to change.

  5. Could be a good move for him. The rest of America is always down on Romo and how small he comes up in big games. At least you wouldn’t have to teach a new guy how to choke…

  6. As a Browns “lifer”, I’ve never seen a worse QB. He can’t process things fast enough in his head. It got so bad that as mad as I was I almost felt sorry for the guy. You’d could see in his eyes that he was in way over his head. He tries to make up for that by being horribly inaccurate!!!! Jerry Jones has no clue if he signs this guy. The Browns have no QB and still cut the guy!!!

  7. Like most the moves Jerry makes these days, this is probably salary cap driven. They need a 3rd string QB but they may drop Orton who is a rather expensive backup at $3.2 million base.

    Cutting Orton saves almost a million toward the cap.

  8. Lets hope Jerry runs that team another twenty years.
    The defense was a mess last year, literally giving up fifty points some games.

  9. The Cowboys have absolutely no plan whatsoever. They are seriously looking at a 5 or 6 win season. If Dallas truly cared about Romo theyd be looking to trade him to a team that has a legit shot in the next 2-3 years….because that’s basically when Romo’s career will be over anyway, and he’s not winning anything with Dallas. What a waste of a good talent.

  10. I would not be surprised if he is a capable back up. In Cleveland he no chance to show anything or develop at all. The situation was awful on the field and in the front office. He was thrown in too soon. It will take a year sitting on the bench to unlearn what he learned in Cleveland and then to understand the pro game better. This is the best thing for him. If he doesn’t show improvement here, then I think he’s a bust.

  11. It’s stupid to suggest a guy that hasn’t played in the league since 2011, but, when considering Vince Young, you have to wonder if it really matters what players do on the field if teams are willing to give players like Weeden another shot.

    You also have to wonder what off field behavior they’re willing to allow when they routinely defend wife beaters, drunk drivers and alleged rapists (Ben Roethlisberger), but not a guy that throws his jersey into the stands at taunting fans.

    Young’s average QB rating was 74.4. He threw 46 TD passes versus 51 interceptions. He had another 12 rushing TDs. For the Titans, Young started 47 games, going 30-17.

    I 100% certain that you could put Weeden on the New England Patriots or the Denver Broncos and he couldn’t amass a win/loss record as good as Vince Young’s record.

  12. To Sign him as a back up and have a cheaper 2nd String QB – It makes sense. K.Orton is getting paid to sit on his butt, they can pay this kid and do it cheaper. I think it’s a good idea.

  13. Weeden is the worst kind of QB you can have in that will show flashes of talent but will let you down in the end. He can throw a 20 yard out route in practice like a Hall of Famer. He might even look great in a preseason game, but he consistently s**# the bed in a regular games. For whatever reason his processor just shuts down under pressure. Wouldn’t be a bad practice squad prospect if he were 23. Seems like a nice a guy though.

  14. RELAX – Weeden’s just stopping in on his way to Boca and his new place in The Villages.

    Just a friendly visit with Jerry so they can discuss the politics that comes with living in such a community.

  15. The browns o-line is better than Dallas’s and weeden always was getting sacked or making ill advised plays because of pressure. If romo gets pressured and sacked in Dallas. Weeden will be a live tackeling dummy!!!

  16. Man Holmgren set the Browns franchise back so many years – wasted picks and free agents. Jake Delhomme, Colt McCoy, Seneca Wallace, Brandon Weeden – stop the misery in Cleveland please!!

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