Browns quarterback Brandon Weeden has said several times this offseason that he’s not worrying about competition from Jason Campbell and focusing on being the best quarterback he can be.
Weeden was on that topic again Thursday, talking about how much work he’s been doing to learn the offense being put in place by head coach Rob Chudzinski and offensive coordinator Norv Turner and how confident he feels running the offense as a result. Weeden is convinced that he’s the guy to lead the Browns in 2013 and is hopeful that the team’s coaches share the same conviction.
“I hope they see not only what I do out here, but how I’m handling myself working and doing all of those other things,” Weeden said, via Nate Ulrich of the Akron Beacon-Journal. “This means a lot to me. This is my job and I take it seriously and I want to be the guy. I want to build off last year, and I think we’re going to be a better football team and in a lot of ways I want to be a part of it.”
According to reports out of Cleveland, the Browns are giving Campbell a legitimate shot to win the job and there’s been no indication otherwise from the team. That said, it’s hard to see the Browns not giving Weeden at least a shot at running with the job. The new regime may not have brought him to Cleveland, but he’s a potential asset for the team on the field or in a trade while Campbell’s probably going to have a hard time rising above the quality backup level at this point in his career.