Two sources close to Weeden have told NFL Media columnist Michael Silver that the 2012 first-round draft pick is ready for a change of scenery.
"Given the turmoil with the coaching staff and lack of public support from the most recent front office, he's interested in a fresh start with a clean slate and an opportunity to compete to show he has the talent to develop into a productive player in the league," Silver reported Tuesday on NFL Network's "NFL Total Access."
It's debatable whether Weeden would have developed into a solid NFL starter had the coaching staff and front office that drafted him remained in place.
Now on his third head coach, offensive coordinator and general manager in less than two calendar years, though, it's understandable that Weeden would reach the conclusion that his best chance at NFL success lies in a different locale.
The 2013 game film shows a 30-year-old quarterback still struggling with pocket movement, field vision, decision making, touch and ball placement.
Assuming the Browns are amendable to trading Weeden, they will have a hard time finding a suitor willing to part with a late-round draft pick for him.