The new leadership of the Browns made it clear that if Brandon Weeden wanted to retain the starting quarterback job he would need to do everything in his power to prove himself worthy.
Browns coach Rob Chudzinski eliminated any sliver of doubt that Weeden accomplished the mission naming him the starting quarterback Tuesday morning during a news conference.
“Brandon has earned this job” Chudzinski said. “That’s extremely important to me that he did. He has gained my complete trust. He has gained his teammates’ complete trust and this organization’s trust. We are all behind him and we will all be there to support him.”
Chudzinski said he wanted to wait for training camp to end before making the announcement. The team held its final practice of camp Sunday and Chudzinski broke the news to Weeden on Monday before revealing the decision to the media.
“It’s exciting” Weeden said. “I feel like I’ve worked my tail off during the offseason this spring throughout OTAs [organized team activit