At this point, Brandon Weeden must feel like the words are etched in his brain, ‘will compete against everybody.’ Browns CEO Joe Banner set the record straight saying that Weeden will be the starter when training camp opens.
However, Campbell will be given the chance to compete for the job. The two quarterbacks will go toe to toe with the advantage going to Weeden. However, Banner didn’t rule out drafting a quarterback to stoke the competitive coals. Marc Sessler of NFL.com writes:
‘Newly signed signal-caller Jason Campbell will compete for the job, Banner told ESPNCleveland radio, via Mary Kay Cabot of The Plain Dealer. Banner also reiterated that the Browns won't rule out selecting a quarterback in the 2013 NFL Draft
In what figures to be a crowded house, the writing is on the wall for backup quarterback Colt McCoy. He isn't a fit for coach Rob Chudzinski's vertical passing attack, but Banner told the radio station McCoy won't be released -- for now -- but the Browns are open to trading him.’