Brandon Weeden’s in-Season Improvement Key to Cleveland Browns’ Playoff Hopes

October 5, 2013   ·     ·   Jump to comments

For the first time since 2007, the Cleveland Browns have realistic playoff aspirations. But those aspirations hinge solely on the improvement of quarterback Brandon Weeden. 
Just a few days ago, it appeared that Weeden's career as a Cleveland Brown was all but over. Third-string quarterback Brian Hoyer was inserted into the lineup after Weeden suffered a thumb injury in Week 2 and immediately became a fan favorite. 
After an 0-2 start with Weeden at the helm, Hoyer led the Browns to back-to-back wins against the Minnesota Vikings and Cincinnati Bengals. For a franchise that isn't accustomed to strong quarterback play, it appeared he had done enough to claim the job for the rest of the season. 
However, in a stroke of bad luck that is all-too-familiar for Cleveland fans, Hoyer was lost for the year due to a partial ACL tear suffered in the first quarter of the team's Week 5 tilt against the Buffalo Bills, per Nate Ulrich of the Akron Beacon Journal.&nb...

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