The Cleveland Browns have struggled to get anything consistent going on offense over their first two games as they’ve managed a combined 16 points against the Miami Dolphins and Baltimore Ravens. Now, with Brandon Weeden dealing with a thumb injury, it looks like the Browns will turn to a new quarterback to lead the way against the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday–Brian Hoyer.
In a surprise move, head coach Rob Chudzinski has decided to go with Hoyer over backup Jason Campbell for the team’s key Week 3 matchup against the Vikings. At this point, there’s no telling what to expect from Hoyer as he joined the Browns this offseason after stints with the New England Patriots, Arizona Cardinals, and Pittsburgh Steelers since 2009–especially since he only has one start under his belt and two career touchdown passes.
At this point, Cleveland has nothing to lose when it comes to seeing whether or not Hoyer can spark an offense that currently ranks 25th when it comes to overall offense. While there’s no reason to make a big deal over anything just yet, it will certainly be interesting to see what could happen if Hoyer does perform well on Sunday against the Vikings considering all of the controversy surrounding Weeden.
There was plenty of hype for Weeden after an impressive preseason, but the former first-round pick has looked awful over the team’s first two games–leaving many to believe he may not have what it takes to make it in the NFL. Only time will tell, but for now–all Browns fans can try to do is get excited for the Hoyer era to get under way in Cleveland on Sunday.