Friday, February 15, 2013
Weeden on the block?
By Tim Kavanagh
Well, this would certainly change the dynamics of the situation both for the Cleveland Browns and in the league at-large.
The following was posted as part of National Football Post's "Friday Buzz" column:
"Is trading Brandon Weeden a possibility for the Browns? Some around the league think so. The belief is that the new management team of Joe Banner and Mike Lombardi don't think much of Weeden, and they could try to deal him when they can get something for him."
For long-time readers of NFL media, you'll remember that Lombardi -- currently the Browns VP of player personnel -- is a former contributor to National Football Post. This could be a case of floating a rumor through and seeing what pops up (no NFP columnist is cited as the author of the article).
Earlier this week, our NFL Draft guru Mel Kiper Jr. commented that if Weeden were in this year's draft class, he'd be considered amongst the top QBs available, that it'd be a real debate between Weeden, Geno Smith, Mike Glennon, Matt Barkley and the others. So for the teams that are totally bankrupt at the position, Weeden may be their best option, especially if he can be secured with only a mid-round pick in exchange.
But the Browns have to be willing to actually move him, and that would leave them with only Colt McCoy on the roster, along with anyone they signed, traded for or drafted thereafter. Nevertheless, we can't rule it out.