Brandon Weeden's quest to end the Cleveland Browns' somewhat horrific streak of quarterback play since reentering the NFL in 1999 will be closely monitored by critics who've said that the former minor league baseball player was too old to be drafted as high as the Browns took him.
Weeden joined the Dan Patrick show on Thursday to talk about his elderly status. The rookie, born October of 1983, is set to turn 29 this season. When asked if his 30th birthday or a Browns playoff appearance would happen first, Old Man Weeden diplomatically deferred to the success of the ball club, and then told Patrick to get the hell of his lawn (quote courtesy of Sports Radio Interviews):
"Hopefully a Browns playoff appearance. I was talking to Seneca Wallace and I said I’m kind of dreading the 30′s. Everybody already wants to talk about my age and that’s all they want to talk about so it’s got to get worse when I turn 30. I’m dreading it. (But you have to make the playoffs then this year. You’re turning 29.) Yeah well that is true. That’s a good point but best case scenario I think definitely make the playoffs first and then we will worry about the 30th birthday a couple of years down the road."
Weeden also commented that fellow rookie Trent Richardson is rehabbing nicely from minor knee surgery, and that he hasn't yet be hazed by any of the veterans on the team. For the entire interview, click here.