Originally posted on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 8/6/12
Browns coach Pat Shurmur put an end to the quarterback competition after practice, naming rookie Brandon Weeden Cleveland's No. 1 quarterback entering the 2012 season. Weeden will become the 11th quarterback in 14 years to start a season opener for the Browns on Sept. 9. Put another way, the last quarterback to start back-to-back openers for the Browns was Charlie Frye in 2006 and '07, and he played so poorly against the Steelers in the 2007 opener he was benched in the second quarter and traded to Seattle two days later. Not all of the drama at the position is over. Shurmur said Monday that the pecking order behind Weeden would be determined in the preseason, meaning veteran Seneca Wallace could beat out incumbent start Colt McCoy to be the No. 2 quarterback entering the season. It is a major step, and a major decision, for the Browns. The mission of the 2012 offseason was to make the quarterback carousel -- and the losing -- stop. Not surprisingly with all the quarterba...
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