NFP adds that there’s a “belief” that the Browns new front office isn’t very high on Weeden as an NFL quarterback and could try to trade him now in the hopes of securing “something” in return for the him.
Will Burge of ESPN Cleveland writes that although they probably would like to trade Weeden, it’s hard to imagine them doing any better than a fourth or fifth round draft pick at this point.
Burge mentions that there really isn’t a solid upgrade to Weeden available on the open market, and adds that calling Alex Smith as much is a bit of a stretch.
Just for the purpose of perspective; Weeden is actually older than Aaron Rodgers. The Browns new regime obviously inherited this situation, so it makes sense that they would consider all of their available options at this point.
It will be interesting to see if Cleveland actively shops Weeden around the league in the next few weeks.