Ravens Entertained Bringing in Brandon Weeden


Dec 1, 2013; Cleveland, OH, USA; Cleveland Browns quarterback Brandon Weeden (3) runs with the ball in the third quarter against the Jacksonville Jaguars at FirstEnergy Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

Recently it was reported by Aaron Wilson (@RavensInsider) of the Baltimore Sun that the Ravens were looking to kick the tires on recently released Browns’ quarterback Brandon Weeden. The amount that he signed with Dallas would have been very cost effective for the team. The real knock on Weeden isn’t his production, as it wasn’t a very good situation in Cleveland. His criticism seems more to be driven by age, Weeden will be 31 in October.

In his article, Wilson eluded to the fact that Weeden is similar in style to Flacco. Troy Smith is going into the final year of his season and plays a different style. Bringing in Weeden would have been a low risk/high reward type of situation. His cap number was only $75,000 for the Cowboys and if he isn’t with the team after training camp then there isn’t that much of an impact on the money standpoint.

The move made sense for the Ravens and the Cowboys. Tony Romo will be 34 prior to the season, not to mention the fact that he is coming off two back surgeries in a span of one year. The Cowboys also have questions with Kyle Orton as he has entertained the thought of retiring. On the topic of the Ravens depth at quarterback, should Flacco get injured is this team comfortable with Troy Smith for a substantial period of time?

Moving forward this may be a recurring conversation within the Raven’s organization.