Brandon Weeden would love to compete to be the Browns starting quarterback

Oklahoma State quarterback Brandon Weeden gets the feeling that the Cleveland Browns are interested in him and he made it clear that he wouldn’t mind coming in and competing with Colt McCoy to be the starter in Cleveland next season.

“I know Colt had a good year last year, and he’s a good football player,” Weeden said during a phone interview this week. “But I’m a competitor, and I want to play as soon as possible. I’d be excited about the opportunity to come in and compete with him and see how things pan out.”

Weeden admitted that the Browns have shown some interest in him and could end up taking him in the second round.

“Yeah, they have,” said Weeden. “You never how it’s going to go, but I feel really good about how everything’s gone with the Browns throughout this whole process. It would be exciting if I ended up there.”

Weeden liked what he saw from his pre-draft visits with the Browns.

“They’ve got a good thing going on there, and they’re headed in the right direction,” Weeden said. “I had a nice dinner with Mr. [Tom] Heckert [Browns general manager] and other staff members, and then I went to the facility the next morning and met Mr. [Mike] Holmgren [Browns president] and coach [Pat] Shurmur and everybody else. It was a great visit.”