The fact that quarterbacks like Brandon Weeden and Blaine Gabbert are still expected to be starters this season is a testament to just how weak the quarterback market has been this offseason.
Unlike Blaine Gabbert, one of the younger starters in the NFL, Brandon Weeden is not a young starter, although he's going into just his second season in the NFL, and that's part of the problem. Most quarterbacks have young years in which they develop into solid starters. Weeden entered the league when most quarterbacks would be entering their prime years.
For his part, Weeden has been able to hold off Jason Campbell and Brian Hoyer, but Browns offensive coordinator Norv Turner didn't exactly give Weeden a ringing endorsement.
"We've had a lot of mixed results and more inconsistencies than I'd like, but that doesn't surprise me," Turner said via CBS Sports. "However, we do need to have that sense of urgency that this thing's going to be on us real fast."
At a time of the year where most ...