Cleveland Browns End Brandon Weeden Era, Turn to Jason Campbell; Trade in Future?

By Andrew Fisher
Jason Campbell
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It’s been one heck of a season for the Cleveland Browns so far in 2013. This a team that started 0-2 and then traded what was perceived to be its best offensive player. Then it seemed to find a potential diamond in the rough with Brian Hoyer. Two games later, he was lost for the year with a torn ACL. Since then it’s been back to Brandon Weeden and back to losing for the Browns.

So just a year and a half in, the plug has been pulled on the Weeden era. Jason Campbell has been named the starter for team’s game this Sunday against the Kansas City Chiefs.

Hopes were very high for Weeden as the team spent a first round pick on him in 2012. It was thought at the time that the QB and RB Trent Richardson would lead this franchise back to relevancy and now not even two years later, they’re both done in Cleveland.

While this might not officially be the end of the Weeden era, it’s at minimum the beginning of the end. It’s clear they don’t seem him as ‘their guy’ moving forward. Heck, I don’t think any NFL fan sees it that way. But they could be forced to go back to him by default if Campbell struggles.

If they’re truly 100 percent over Weeden, they might as well try to trade him for a late-round draft pick or two. His stock isn’t high by any means, but there’s a chance a team would roll the dice on him. He definitely deserves another chance in the NFL, it’s just not with the Browns.


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