Brandon Weeden signs with Cowboys

3/18/14 in NFL   |   dsm5095   |   9 respect

Nov 3, 2013; Cleveland, OH, USA; Cleveland Browns quarterback Brandon Weeden (3) before the game against the Baltimore Ravens at FirstEnergy Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Ken Blaze-USA TODAY SportsThe former Oklahoma State University star will get another chance in the NFL, this time with the Cowboys. He signed a two-year, $1.23 million deal, according to ESPN Dallas. He will most likely be the third string quarterback behind Tony Romo and Kyle Orton.
 
His stint in Cleveland didn’t turn out well to say the least. He was benched multiple times and finished with a 5-15 record in two seasons with the Browns. He completed 56% of his passes for 23 touchdowns and 26 interceptions.
 
Weeden has continued a long-standing trend of inept quarterback play for the Cleveland Browns dating back to their comeback into the NFL in 1999.
 
What made Weeden an interesting prospect at the 2012 NFL Draft was his age. He was 28 years old when he was drafted 22nd overall, the oldest player ever drafted in the first round.
 
He played four years of professional baseball in the minor leagues out of high school. After baseball, he enrolled as a redshirt QB at Oklahoma State. His breakout year came in his senior year where he broke several school records and led Oklahoma State to an 11-1 record.
 
Fast forward to 2014 and Weeden is generally seen as a punchline amongst NFL fans. There is even a tribute dedicated to him with almost 200,000 views on YouTube. If he ever gets a chance to see the field again, it might be hard to do worse than what he did in Cleveland.


 
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3/18/14   |   JenX63   |   32751 respect

This should be interesting.