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Brandon Weeden addresses future with Browns, Chip Kelly rumors

Browns' quarterback Brandon Weeden discusses his future with the team following his rookie season.

Dustin Bradford

The Cleveland Browns are making some changes, with the firing of head coach Pat Shurmur and other front office moves. Could a change at quarterback be on the horizon as well? Brandon Weeden was the guy this past season, starting all but one game as a rookie and finishing with a 72.6 passer rating, with 3,385 yards, 14 touchdowns and 17 interceptions.

But a new head coach may not want to depend on Weeden, who was less than stellar in his rookie year. Weeden, however, is confident in his standing, as noted by Weeden said he's confident moving forward with his ability, and that the team has a lot of potential given their relative youth and room for growth.

But if the Browns happen to go with Chip Kelly as all the prominent rumors suggest, Weeden may not be the best choice. Kelly utilizes a scheme that is dominated by a mobile, athletic quarterback in a zone read option offense, and Weeden certainly doesn't fit the bill.

As noted by Tony Grossi on, Weeden was up front about the potential for Kelly to come to Cleveland, saying "I can't run the zone read." The Browns invested a first round pick in Weeden in the 2012 NFL Draft, but he wasn't their top selection and moving on from him so soon wouldn't be unheard of.

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