When the Cleveland Browns dramatically retooled their offense in April's NFL Draft, it was a clear sign that the franchise is moving on from the past.
The Browns, who ranked near the bottom of the NFL in nearly every offensive category last season, spent two first-round picks on that side of the ball. They traded with the Minnesota Vikings to ensure no other team was able to select former Alabama running back Trent Richardson with the third overall pick, then made the move that sent shockwaves through their team facility: Cleveland drafted a presumed new franchise quarterback, Brandon Weeden, with the No. 22 pick.
Weeden, who turns 29 in October, is being viewed as the probable starter as third-year veteran Colt McCoy's play hasn't met his lofty expectations.
"It's a business," Weeden told FOXSports.com Thursday night at an NFL rookie premier event in Hollywood for the debut of the video game Ghost Recon. "Anytime you've been in a professional atmosphere, you know what to expect....