SportsNation Blog Archives Brandon Weeden
When you've got a good quarterback, you've got a chance to win in the NFL. When you don't, you change starters. Maybe you sign a free agent off the street as insurance. And maybe you take inspiration from Batman and illuminate the night sky with the Brett signal -- as in Brett Favre -- like the Rams reportedly did.
Now, don't expect live reports from Hattiesburg, Miss., as Favre says he's retired. For good. Really. But it makes us wonder how confident the Rams are in backup Kellen Clemens replacing the injured Sam Bradford. The Rams aren't alone in this boat -- not when the Browns are about to trot out their third starting QB of the season and the Vikings are choosing between Josh Freeman and Christian Ponder.
Meet Me In St. Louis?
Brett Favre gained a reputation for wavering on retirement, but he was firm Thursday that his career is over.
Is that Brett Favre's music?
The Rams reportedly reached out to Favre despite the fact it's been nearly three years since he has played in an NFL game.
Valhalla I am coming
Matt Cassel, center, quarterbacked the Vikings' only win of the season. But Christian Ponder, right, is set to start if Josh Freeman can't.
Jason Campbell was passed over the first time the Browns changed quarterbacks. He'll get his chance Sunday against the Chiefs.
Campbell is replacing Brandon Weeden, who has struggled mightily this season in Cleveland.
What do to at QB for the Browns?
The Browns got some bad news after their 37-24 win over the Buffalo Bills -- quarterback Brian Hoyer, who has looked solid so far this season, will miss the remainder of the season with a torn ACL. The news is disheartening for the Browns, who seemed to be playing with an energy they've lacked for quite some time, but the team did end up winning the game with Brandon Weeden playing the majority of snaps at quarterback. That being said, there's at least one other option out there for them right now, in the person of recently released Buccaneers quarterback Josh Freeman.
Robert Griffin III ran for 138 yards and two touchdowns in the Redskins' win over the Vikings, snapping Washington's eight-game home losing streak. The second touchdown, a 76-yard scamper, was the longest rushing touchdown by a quarterback since Kordell Stewart in 1996.
Russell Wilson went from hearing talks of his job being on the line to throwing three touchdowns in an upset win over the Patriots.
Each week we'll give you, SportsNation, the chance to rate each rookie quarterback. How did they do in Week 6?
Week 6 stats: 17-for-22, 182 pass yards, TD, INT, 138 rush yards, 2 rush TDs in a 38-26 win over the Vikings.
Week 6 stats: 22-for-44, 280 yards, 2 INTs in a 35-9 loss to the Jets.
Week 6 stats: 21-for-29, 185 yards, 2 TDs in a 17-14 win over the Rams.
Week 6 stats: 17-for-29, 231 yards, 2 TDs, INT in a 34-24 win over the Bengals.
Week 6 stats: 16-for-27, 293 yards, 3 TDs in a 24-23 win over the Patriots.
Andrew Luck got the biggest win of his short career by defeating the Packers in a game dedicated to Colts head coach Chuck Pagano, who is battling cancer. Luck threw for two touchdowns and ran for another in the 30-27 victory, but was his deed Grade-A worthy?
Russell Wilson received a D for his performance last week against the Rams. Does his execution in Week 5 deserve a higher rating?
Each week we'll give you, SportsNation, the chance to rate each rookie quarterback. How did they do in Week 5?
Week 5 stats: 10-for-15, 91 yards in a 24-17 loss to the Falcons.
Week 5 stats: 31-for-55, 362 yards, 2 TDs, INT, rushing TD in a 30-27 win over the Packers.
Week 5 stats: 17-for-26, 223 yards in a 17-13 loss to the Bengals.
Week 5 stats: 22-for-35, 291 yards, 2 TDs, 2 INTs in a 41-27 loss to the Giants.
Week 5 stats: 19-for-25, 221 yards, TD, 2 INTs in a 16-12 win over the Panthers.