12-35 for 118 yards with 1 interception, 1 fumble and a quarterback rating of 5.1
And though it was clear from the moment that Weeden got caught under the America flag during pregame that Weeden was in for a rough day, he insisted to Bud Shaw of The Plain Dealer that he wasn’t overwhelmed in his first NFL start. He just needs to play better.
“The outcome wasn’t what I wanted,” Weeden said, “but I wasn’t overwhelmed.”
“I’ll be the first one in the building tomorrow [to watch film].”
Browns coach Pat Shumur also attempted to downplay Weeden’s dismal performance by adding that he wasn’t disappointed by Weeden at all.
“I wasn’t disappointed in the way he played quarterback,” Shurmur said. “I was disappointed in just a lot of the bad plays we had.”
Look, Brandon Weeden is a rookie quarterback so he will struggle. But when you look around the league at the other rookie’s performances on Sunday, it’s safe to say that Weeden was overwhelmed.
Which is perfectly fine. He’s a rookie. We’re sure that Luck, RG3 and Russell Wilson will be overwhelmed at some point this season as well. So we’re not sure why they can’t just admit it.