Weeden just wants a shot next season

By The Sports Xchange
POSTED: 8:06 PM Feb 14 2014   UPDATED: 8:06 PM Feb 14 2014

Brandon Weeden faces an uncertain future with the Cleveland Browns, but the quarterback is certain about one thing: He wants to play next season.

Whether that's with the Browns or another team, he would not specify. With Brian Hoyer returning from a knee injury and the Browns likely to draft a quarterback in May, Weeden might be on the way out in Cleveland.

"I want to play football," Weeden told The Daily Oklahoman on Friday. "I don't care. I just want to play football and be at a place where it's enjoyable and we can compete and win games. That's really what it's all about."

The former first-round draft pick out of Oklahoma State struggled in his first two seasons with the Browns, each under a different head coach. Now the Browns have a new coach (Mike Pettine) and a new general manager (Ray Farmer) who were not part of the decision to bring in Weeden.

Weeden is under contract for the 2014 season, but the Browns are expected to have enough room under the salary cap to absorb the hit if they decide to cut him loose.

"I understand the business side of everything that's going on," Weeden said. "It's kind of out of my control because I'm still under contract. The ball's kind of in their court, depending on what they want to do and do with me going forward. I kind of have no control over it. It is what it is, and things will work out."