Mike Silver of the NFL Network reports that QB Brandon Weeden is seeking a trade out of Cleveland.
“Given the turmoil with the coaching staff and lack of public support from the most recent front office, he’s interested in a fresh start, with a clean slate and an opportunity to compete to show he has the talent to develop into a productive player in the league,” Silver was told, via NFL.com.
Silver specifically mentioned that the Cardinals, Texans and Buccaneers could be potential trade partners for Weeden should the team elect to go this route in the coming weeks.
There has been talk for months now that Weeden’s time in Cleveland was likely coming to an end, despite the fact that the Browns used the No. 22 overall pick in 2012 to get him. I’m sure new Browns GM Ray Farmer will make some phones to gauge whether or not there’s even a market for Weeden.
Weeden, 30, is entering the third year of his rookie contract and will make $1.12 million for the 2014 season. His contract does include $2 million in guarantees.
In two season with the Browns, he’s thrown for 5,116 yards, 23 touchdowns, 26 interceptions and 12 fumbles.