Brandon Weeden has been largely ineffective during his time in the NFL. Since he was drafted in the first round by the Cleveland Browns back in 2012, Weeden played in 15 games as a rookie, but has never played in more than eight in any season since that point. Throughout his five-year NFL career, he’s completed an average of 57.9 percent of his passes, with 31 touchdowns and 30 interceptions.
He’s literally been the definition of mediocre, at best, and the Houston Texans just decided to keep him in town as a backup behind Brock Osweiler. According to NFL.com’s Ian Rapoport, Weeden signed a two-year, $4 million deal.
The #Texans signed QB Brandon Weeden to a 2-year deal worth $4M, source said. This, of course, signals Brian Hoyer's departure in Houston
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) April 1, 2016
In games that Weeden started for the Cowboys during his two-year span with the team, he was 0-4 and never threw more than one touchdown in a start. Weeden then showed up in Houston, started in Week 14 and 15 of the 2015 NFL season, and threw three touchdowns with no interceptions.
Apparently, those two starts were enough for the Texans to want to lock him in as their No. 2 quarterback for the next two seasons. Was it the right move by Houston? Hey, that’s for you to decide, because you know how I feel about it… as a Cowboys fan.