You have to figure Brandon Weeden may never get a fair shake in Cleveland.
The day after the Browns announced they traded 2012 first-round pick Trent Richardson to Indianapolis, coach Rob Chudzinski said Weeden may not be the starter when Weeden returns from a thumb injury.
The Browns are 0-2. Brian Hoyer will start Sunday at Minnesota.
“We’ll see how things are going, how Brandon is doing from a health standpoint, evaluate it on a weekly basis and put the guy out who is going to give us the best chance to win, whoever that is,” Chudzinski said to NBC sports.
Just more bad news for Weeden, who was 26-of-53 passing in a season-opening loss against Miami with three interceptions. He was 21-of-33 against Baltimore. Weeden played at Oklahoma State.
But beyond the production, Weeden has been saddled by an offensive line that has allowed him to be sacked 11 times through two games. Now the Browns' best-running threat is gone leaving the team with not a lot of playmakers. Weeden, 29, is seeing a hand specialist Thursday, but it looks like his days might be limited as a starter for Cleveland.
And by shipping Richardson to Indianapolis for a first-round pick, it appears the Browns are packing it in for the season, and maybe trying to line up a high draft pick for a quarterback like Johnny Manziel or perhaps Louisville's Teddy Bridgewater.