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Pat Shurmur didn't consider pulling Brandon Weeden for Colt McCoy vs. Redskins

Pat Shurmur said he did not consider benching Brandon Weeden on Sunday.

Jason Miller

Cleveland Browns quarterback Brandon Weeden struggled against Washington on Sunday, but Cleveland head coach Pat Shurmur said he did not consider benching Weeden during the game.

Weeden threw two costly interceptions during the second half against the Redskins, which led to Washington taking the lead and pulling away from the Browns. He completed 21-of-35 passes for 244 yards and finished with a passer rating of 66.8. Still, despite the struggles and crucial turnovers, Shurmur said he did not consider turning to Colt McCoy.

"I'm not saying you never go to your backup quarterback," Shurmur said, according to the Akron Beacon Journal. "But I didn't consider it yesterday."

The 29-year-old Weeden has struggled at various points this season, but Shurmur said he thought he would rebound next week. He also said he thought Weeden would continue to develop despite his age, saying he thought the quarterback would be "much" better next year.

While Weeden has thrown for 3,281 yards this season, he's also thrown 17 interceptions compared to 14 touchdowns. Weeden has thrown one or fewer touchdowns in nine of the Browns' 14 games this season.

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