NFL Draft 2013: Cleveland Browns to Workout Ryan Nassib

Jan 24, 2013; Fairhope AL, USA; Senior Bowl north squad quarterback Ryan Nassib of Syracuse (12) passes during Senior Bowl practice at Fairhope municipal stadium. Mandatory Credit: John David Mercer-USA TODAY Sports

The Cleveland Browns recently traded Quarterback Colt McCoy to the 49ers in exchange for a draft pick.  Currently, the Browns have two quarterbacks, Brandon Weeden and Jason Campbell.  But they need one more for their depth chart.  Is Syracuse QB Ryan Nassib an option? It currently seems that way.

 

If the Browns draft Nassib, then he will be competing against Campbell to be Weeden’s backup.  Nassib could be a nice addition to the Browns roster come September.  At Syracuse, Nassib threw for 9,190 yards, 70 touchdowns and just 28 interceptions.  Now look at Weeden’s stats: 9,260 yards, 75 touchdowns and 27 interceptions.  The two quarterbacks are very close to each other in all categories.

So does this mean Nassib could possibly challenge Weeden for the starting QB job? It is a great possibility.

Weeden didn’t show too much promise last year by having a 72.6 passer rating, 3,385 yards, 14 touchdowns and 17 interceptions.  The only bright spot in those stats is that Weeden threw for 3,385 yards in his rookie year.  Nassib could also take Weeden’s starting job if drafted because the Browns have new staff.  New Offensive Coordinator Norv Turner may like Nassib more than Weeden. Also new Head Coach Rob Chudzinski could be looking for a fresh start.

Come this year’s draft, and Nassib is drafted by the Browns, he will fight for the starting job in training camp.  But the question is, will Brandon Weeden be starting Week 1 this September or will the Browns have officially moved on from him by then?

Topics: Nfl, NFL Draft, Ryan Nassib

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