Weeden ranked last in Jaworski’s QB rankings

Brandon Weeden is ranked dead last among NFL quarterbacks according to ESPN analyst Ron Jaworski’s mid season rankings. Despite the low ranking, Jaws’ hasn’t given up on Weeden yet. Here’s what he had to say…

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I still think he’s going to be very good, but he has been wildly inconsistent early. He has not gotten a lot of help from receivers — Cleveland leads the NFL in drops — and if that changes I could see a much improved second half. Regardless, I think he has a chance to move up considerably down the line. The light is starting to come on and I’m going to watch closely the next four weeks.

  • Rob

    Is it fair to discredit a QB because of WR drops? Jaws should stick to what he does best- give crap color insight.

  • Lyon25

    No way has he been worse than Gabbert or Sanchez.

  • http://waitingfornextyear.com Craig Lyndall

    That’s fine. It’s simplistic anyway. Considering some of the contracts too, I’m happier to have Colt McCoy than Mark Sanchez or even Mike Vick for that matter, let alone Weeden. I’d rather have a mediocre third round QB with scrappy ability who makes third round money instead of a guy who not only kills you on the field, but on the cap.

    And don’t tell me for a second you’d rather have Skelton, Gabbert or Cassell. I just don’t buy it. I don’t think I’m delusional with Weeden. He trails every QB in the AFC North and has a lot to prove, but come on. Right this second he’s better than Gabbert at least.

  • cmm13

    This is nothing more than Jaworski mailing it in by looking over our record and blaming the rookie QB.
    Weeden hasn’t shown to me he is without a doubt the answer but ill take him over Gabbert, Cassell, Sanchez and Vick any day.

  • Steve

    Talk about damning with faint praise. Honestly, who cares? If he’s at least better than Gabbert that is.

  • The_Matt_Of_Akron

    The day I take any advice from Jaws on a quarterback’s worth is the day after my frontal lobotomy.

  • Dee P

    I agree completely. I cannot stand the national TV announcers for the NFL. They are clueless many times when talking about the Browns. It’s like they see they are getting assigned to a Browns game, look at the record and the box scores, pick one or two guys they want to talk about during that game, and boom – act like, because of that, they are prepared to be the “colorman” for the game. They re-hash the national pundit talking points, and never have the knowledge that the fans on this site have because we watch every Browns game and they don’t. The simple fact that Jaws adds in his write up that he will be “watching very close” is a Freudian slip….proving that he hasn’t been watching closely. It is easy to criticize the Browns and their players and that’s what these guys continue to do. Just admit you haven’t paid attention to them and you’d get way more respect in my book.

  • Yup

    I’m sorry but isn’t Weeden DEAD LAST in Total QBR? So what exactly are you guys bitching about then? Or are we to believe that stat is also biased against Cleveland? Come on…oh and he’s next to last in passer rating. ESPN SUCKZ!!!

  • https://twitter.com/jimkanicki jimkanicki

    the article is linked here, btw.

    i would take weeden today over:
    31. skelton
    30. cassel
    29. gabbert
    28. hasselbeck
    27. fitzpatrick
    26. sanchez
    25. ponder
    24. wilson
    22. palmer
    18. vick
    there’s a good dozen more where i’d rather have weeden.

    “At the backbone of these rankings is career achievement. Who has shown me the most over the longest period of time?” says jaworski. uh ok. i vote for elway then.

    so this is a fully asinine exercise to perform past the top 10. wholly a prop for tired bye-week sports talk shows. e.g., ‘who’s the best qb today but also who who you take on your team’ re-hash. ‘brady’s the best but i’d rather of rodgers because he’s younger.’

    stale. nothing to be concerned with.

  • maxfnmloans

    if ESPN makes a sound, but no one gives a damn, did it ever even happen? Have to fill air time on The Ocho somehow, I guess.

  • maxfnmloans

    not to be picky, but I’d take Rodgers over Weeden because Rodgers is younger.

    /chugs bourbon

  • zonk

    Well even if he is 32 out of 32, he is still an upgrade over Colt McCoy – 5

  • saggy

    i thought that the analysis last week was great. The analyst (former Raiders QB – escaping me right now) showed replays and explained where and why Weeden was wrong. That, to me, is expert analysis. I know lots of you thought he was hard on Brandon, but that’s a former NFL QB with a good football mind explaining the trade.

    I think Weeden seems to have a lot to learn. All i ask of a rookie is that you get better every week – and Weeden has done that.

  • deesh

    if you think total QBR is a good, meaningful stat, then I feel sorry for you