Brandon Weeden will likely start due to Jason Campbell’s concussion

Cleveland Browns quarterback Brandon Weeden (3) throws the ball in the first quarter against the Baltimore Ravens at FirstEnergy Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

The Cleveland Browns had a rough afternoon yesterday, because their loss against the rival Pittsburgh Steelers went beyond the 27-11 scoreline; they also lost starting quarterback Jason Campbell to a concussion. There aren’t any sure-fire updates regarding Campbell’s status for next week’s game against the Jacksonville Jaguars, but the initial prognosis isn’t good. In all honesty, it would be a surprise to see Campbell out there next week, as Campbell also picked up another minor rib injury in the loss. Moreover, the concussion looked significant, as Steelers nickel corner William Gay really hit him hard, which culminated Campbell getting carted off the field.

According to the Akron Beacon Journal’s Nate Ulrich, Browns head coach Rob Chudzinski stated that the team will likely end up starting Brandon Weeden next week against the Jaguars, but he was unwilling to rule Campbell out for next week’s game. That’s the only good news to this point regarding Campbell’s status; the fact that he hasn’t been ruled out. I wouldn’t expect a final ruling on Campbell’s status to come until Friday’s official injury report, and it would be a surprise to see it drag out until the weekend; it is extremely unlikely for Campbell- no matter how tough he is- to be cleared for next week’s game.

Weeden is easily one of the worst quarterbacks in the NFL, and there are backups in this league who are significantly better than Weeden. He was just 13-30, fumbled, threw a pick-six, and generally looked as awful as usual. Seriously, this guy deserves every boo that he gets from Browns fans, because he has completely flopped on his draft stock and is an inaccurate QB who seems to lack fundamental awareness out there. I mean, how else do you explain an abhorrent 51.5% completion percentage, seven interceptions to just six touchdowns, and an average of six yards per attempt this season? For the sake of good football, we can only hope that Campbell, who is solid, doesn’t miss more than just this week’s game.

With Chad Henne and Brandon Weeden set to be the starters, this upcoming Browns-Jaguars game is just unwatchable. I mean, not even star wideouts Cecil Shorts and Josh Gordon can salvage this one if it comes down to Weeden starting (which will most likely end up being the case).

Topics: Brandon Weeden, Cleveland Browns, Injury Report, Jason Campbell, Rob Chudzinski

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  • freeme10

    Alright – I am officially on the tank for [insert QB better than Weeden] team. I doubt this is on purpose (if it is, kudos Brown’s management), but I bet nearly every single Brown’s fan now realizes that we need to draft a quality QB in order to compete in the seasons to come.

  • Greg

    Weeden will start next week? really? Who else do the Browns have as a quarterback? Nobody.

    • John Duquette

      Let’s hope Caleb is a very fast learner

  • captdon1

    Soriano is a typical journalist. College journalism is an extremely easy degree and students either come from wealthy parents or are lacking in intellect. A recent poll showed journalist to be 92% liberal democrats. Unfortunately sports writers are at the bottom and least paid.

    • http://www.musketfire.com/ Joe Soriano

      What does this have to do with the Browns? If you want to hate on sports writing (or whatever it is you are doing, because I have absolutely no idea what the point of your comment is), then there are probably message boards and other, relevant mediums for you to do that. This is an NFL site, and we expect the discussion to stay on the NFL.

    • John Duquette

      What you talkin’ bout. This comment don’t even make sense.

  • John Duquette

    Surely Mr. Soriano you are the master of the understatement when you say” Weeden is surely one of the worst Q-Backs in the NFL”. You mean he is the worst Q-back in the history of organized football. Oh yeah to sum up the jackass who drafted him is the dumb ass jackass of the entire universe

    • http://www.musketfire.com/ Joe Soriano

      The worst quarterback in the history of organized football? Surely he’s not worse than JaMarcus Russell or a practice squader none of us have ever heard of.

      • John Duquette

        Touche on the JaMarcus Russell comment. It is unfortunate that Brandon could not have been the practice squader that none of us have ever heard of.

        • http://www.musketfire.com/ Joe Soriano

          Haha, the worst part of it all is that he’s 30 and will never get better physically. The Browns are going to cut their losses as quickly as possible, because that’s the only sensible think to do at this point, especially since the new HC/GM tandem doesn’t owe him anything. By the way, I’ve always hated how coaches and GMs drag things out with players they’ve drafted; it’s always important to quickly admit mistakes. That’s one thing the best organizations and GMs do.

          • John Duquette

            So right it’s almost like they are hoping for some sort of a miracle or even a 2nd coming of Bernie Kosar. These guys have a clean slate so a quick resolution is in order and they don’t even has to take blame just further pound some more nails in Home Grown’s coffin