Weeden Drafted By Browns After Once Getting Traded For Brown
With the 22nd pick in the 2012 NFL Draft, the Cleveland Browns selected Brandon Weeden, the highly productive quarterback from Oklahoma State. Nothing so unusual about this move, except for the fact that the Oklahoma City native is a 28-year-old former baseball prospect.
Weeden arrived on the Stillwater campus in 2007, after toiling through the minor leagues with the New York Yankees, Los Angeles Dodgers and Kansas City Royals organizations. Weeden, who was an outstanding amateur pitcher, was selected by the Yankees in the 2002 MLB draft.
Prior to the 2004 season, Weeden was traded by New York, along with Jeff Weaver and Yhency Brazoban, to LA, in exchange for the once formidable and always surly Kevin Brown.
So, within a span of eight years, Weeden was traded for a player named Brown in baseball, while also getting drafted by a team named the Browns in football.
Perhaps, Weeden will look to continue the “brown” trend by choosing to obtain a postgraduate degree at Providence's Brown University?
Or, if his NFL career does not work out, maybe he will take a job at UPS?
What can the Browns do for Brandon Weeden?
Maybe Cleveland can trade Colt McCoy to the Colts?