Second year player admits it is now his time to step up and become a leader on the team.
Despite the fact he will be 29 years old once the NFL season begins, Cleveland Browns Quarterback Brandon Weeden admits that it is his time for him to become leader within the team’s locker room, as the team looks to grow as a franchise under new head coach Rob Chudzinski.
Weeden also has some competition for his position too, since the team signed Jason Campbell to a free-agent contract last month. There are some people who think that Campbell could play his way into the starting role by the end of training camp.
However Weeden is excited with the chance to compete, and believes that it will make himself a better player and competitor.
Speaking on NFL.com, it was very clear that the QB was ready to go and lead his team.
“I want to compete, and having Jason here is better for everyone involved because we’ll push each other,” Weeden said.
“This is probably the biggest year of my career because I’ve got to show that I can play at this level and make adjustments.
“Now that it’s my second year here, it’s my time to take control and be the guy. They’re not going to stick me out there if they don’t think I’m the guy who can win games.”
The Cleveland Browns are a team that is under new ownership and management, and it is not out of the question is not just playing to start, but also for a roster spot.
New owner Jimmy Haslam didn’t draft him, and as an owner who has wanted to bring youth and new urgency to a stagnant franchise, a change at the Quarterback position is a distinct possibility over the next 12 months.
Weeden seems ready for the battle, simply to just prove his worth to stay on the team.