The Cleveland Browns have been one of the surprise teams in the NFL this season. After a tough start to the season and the trading of top running back Trent Richardson, things were looking grim and the Browns’ future was looking extra cloudy. Brandon Weeden couldn’t hit the ocean if he fell out of a boat. This team was just bad.
Starting the season 0-2 and missing their best offensive weapon to a trade, the Browns looked ready to roll over and let the season take them to a top draft pick. In fact, it seems like that was exactly what the management of this team wanted because of the trades and making Brian Hoyer the starting quarterback in the wake of Weeden’s hand injury.
Hoyer had started just one game prior to being named the starter for the Browns after starting the season as the team’s third-string quarterback. However, he led this team to two-straight wins before suffering a season-ending ACL injury in the third straight win. Well, 3-2 to begin the season is nothing more than a shock and a surprise for the Browns and the rest of the league.
However, with an underperforming Weeden back at quarterback, this team’s future is looking cloudy once again. Just take a look at this interception he threw in a loss to the Detroit Lions yesterday:
This has to be one of the dumbest interceptions ever witnessed and it’s all thanks to the now-30-year-old quarterback’s lack of NFL talent. A throw like this makes you question whether he has ever been taught how to throw the ball.
There are just under five minutes left in the game and your team is down by seven. It’s first down and you’re about to be sacked. What do you do? Throw it away? Nope. Take a sack? Of course not. Throw it straight to the defense with an underhand lob? You betcha.