Originally written on Cleveland Frowns  |  Last updated 11/4/14
Here’s a look at Brandon Weeden’s stats as Browns quarterback through 13 games in 2012 next to Colt McCoy’s in the same job through 13 games in 2011 (click images to enlarge). Note that Colt had just one fewer completion in the exact same number of attempts (!!!), for a total of 304 fewer yards than Weeden, but one more touchdown and four fewer interceptions, with a slightly higher passer rating, and more importantly, nearly double the Total QBR. Colt did have eight emergency starts (six against playoff teams) as a third-string third-round rookie in 2010, but he’ll be the first one to tell you that his coaches hardly even spoke to him that season, so call those a wash even though Colt’s stats in those eight were still comparable if not all around better than Weeden’s in his first eight. And while it might be argued that Weeden has faced a slightly better set of opponents so far in 2012 than Colt did through 13 in 2011, he’s also enjoyed the benefits of being 29-years-old instead ...
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  • If Weeden does not show any improvement over the next three games to finish out the season, the Browns "must" conduct a "fair" QB competition in next year's camp. I would not be surprised to see McCoy win that competition.
    Now, with that said, I'm still not sure that the Browns have a proverbial #1 NFL franchise starting quarterback on the roster. I would not be surprised to see Joe Banner and whoever the GM is go looking at QB's on other team's rosters. At this point in time I think the Browns still are looking for that real franchise quarterback that you build your team around. They may have to buy some time by acquiring a QB off of another team's roster.
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