Head coach Rob Chudzinski ended any remaining drama around the Cleveland Browns' quarterback job Tuesday, naming incumbent Brandon Weeden the team's starter.
"I've always believed in guys earning things. He's gone out and he's earned it," Chudzinski said.
Weeden is 18 of 25 passing for 229 yards and three touchdowns in the preseason.
He was competing with veteran free agent Jason Campbell for the starting job. Weeden had rocky moments as a rookie with 17 interceptions and 14 touchdowns for the NFL's 27th-ranked passing offense and
After changes in management, ownership and coaching since the end of the 2012 season, the 2012 first-round pick was on spot to prove he was the right choice in veteran play-caller Norv Turner's offense.
"I'm excited about what Brandon's been able to do," Turner said Sunday, adding that through Weeden's total of six series he has maximized the strengths coaches have been able to bring to light on the practice field. "It's not experimental, but there's a process you go through to get everyone on the same page. Hopefully when we get everyone in the games, we feature all the things that our guys do best. Through the preseason action that Brandon's had, we've been able to do that."