The official announcement from head coach Rob Chudzinski came today: Brandon Weeden will be the starting quarterback for the Cleveland Browns heading into 2013. Chudzinski said of Weeden, “He’s gone out and earned it. He’s responded very well.”
Weeden has thrown for 229 yards and three touchdowns in two preseason games. He has completed 72% of his passes and has not had an interception.
Weeden started 15 games last season as a rookie. He completed 297 of 517 passes for 3,385 yards with 14 touchdowns and 17 interceptions. He was the first Browns rookie QB to ever start on opening day.
Coach Chudzinski confirmed that Jason Campbell will be the second string quarterback and Brian Hoyer will be the third. All three quarterbacks have performed well in the preseason.
Weeden was informed of the decision on Monday.
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