The Browns aren't messing with a good thing.
Barring disaster, we've seen the last of Weeden. Hoyer has been more decisive with the ball, while showing a knack for fourth-quarter scoring drives. The return of receiver Josh Gordon and Cleveland's upstart young defense have helped.
The Browns and the Oakland Raiders have rolled out a league-high 16 starting quarterbacks since 2003. Those signal-callers for Cleveland have ranged from projects, to stopgaps to outright disasters. Hoyer's no savior -- the Browns will look to the draft for that -- but he's the best quarterback on a roster that was left for dead after Week 2.
Hoyer, in short, has brought hope, something that has been missing in Cleveland for too many years in a row.