The Cleveland Browns have benched QB Brandon Weeden in favor of Jason Campbell, who will get the start Sunday against the Kansas City Chiefs
That’s right, Brandon Weeden a is riding the pine. After playing in five games, the second year pro has completed 52 percent of his passes and turned the ball over nine times for a QB rating of 66.5 on the year. Campbell’s only 2013 regular season action came late in the week 2 loss to the Baltimore Ravens. Jason Campbell completed 1 of 4 passes and failed to convert on 4th down with 3:34 left in the 14-6 setback.
“It really is about production and ultimately being consistent in that area,” coach Rob Chudzinski said about starting Jason Campbell.
“I’m committed to doing what I feel gives us the best chance to win in all cases.”
Jason Campbell, in the league since being drafted by Washington in the 1st round in 2005, has bounced around the last few years, making stops in Oakland and Chicago before landing in Cleveland. Campbell hasn’t started a game since November, 2012, a loss to San Francisco. In facing Kansas City, Jason Campbell faces off against one of the best pass defenses in the NFL, with opposing teams averaging 194 yards in the air. The Browns are 3-4 under Weeden and Brian Hoyer who tore his ACL against Buffalo.
Cleveland fans have been frustrated with Weeden, even taking out a craigslist ad to fill the QB job. Maybe Jason Campbell is the guy for the job. Campbell is quick to cut Weeden some slack.
“I know everyone wanted to say it’s about Brandon. But it really wasn’t about one person,” Jason Campbell said Wednesday. “We all as a collective group have to do a better job play in and play out.”
What do you think about Jason Campbell as starting QB? Does Jason Campbell have what it takes to turn the Browns around? Is Jason Campbell being fed to the wolves?