This is great news for Brandon Weeden A week ago, the quarterback looked like an expired part that wouldn’t be able to fit in a Chip Kelly offense (the Oregon coach interviewed the for Browns’ coaching job). But Chudzinski offers hope to Weeden. The former Carolina Panthers offensive coordinator prefers a vertical offense. Weeden was not great as a rookie, but he showed flashes and has a good arm.
And along with Chudzinski, who worked with Cam Newton the past two seasons, Weeden could be learning under offensive mastermind Norv Turner, who is reportedly heading to Cleveland as the new offensive coordinator.
Turner has come under heat in recent seasons, and rightfully so, for his inability to consistently lead a talented Chargers team to the playoffs and his various flaws as a head coach.
But no one has ever doubted his offensive knowledge, not since his days in Dallas coordinating the Troy Aikmen-led offenses.
So it seems to be a mutual fit, with Weeden’s arm and the braintrust surrounding him.
But regardless of the system, Weeden must show vast improvements during his second season, a year many NFL quarterbacks tend to make strides.
In 2012, he threw for 3,385 yards (second among rookies) and 14 touchdowns. Respectable numbers, but his 17 interceptions were tied for fifth in the NFL. And his 5-11 record, while also reflective of the talent around him, forces an NFL front office to first look at the coach (fired) and then the quarterback.
He’ll need plenty of help through free agency and the draft, particularly at receiver. But it seems Thursday’s announcement was a nice fit for him on the sidelines. And that’s a start.
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