Former Cleveland Browns QB Brandon Weeden seems like a distant memory, but he hasn't faded from the NFL quite like other quarterbacks in this city have over the years. Now in his second year with the Dallas Cowboys, he's being praised for the progress he's made already from year one to year two with the club:
"I think he’s probably the most improved player," quarterbacks coach Wade Wilson said. "He just has a great understanding of the concepts, of the protections, calling the plays, all those things. He’s made a big jump this year."
This is Weeden's fourth year in the NFL. If he had never been cut by the Browns, he'd be entering the final year of his rookie contract. And, truth be told, the only reason he's probably still not with the team is because of former Browns GM Michael Lombardi going out and signing QB Brian Hoyer in 2013. If Hoyer never came to Cleveland, even with the team selecting QB Johnny Manziel last year, you'd have to think that Weeden would've remained on the roster.
Weeden also discussed a few of the reasons why he's been able to turn the corner in his career. Here is a question for you, Browns fans: if you had the choice to start either QB Josh McCown or Weeden for the Browns, who would you start?