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Brandon Weeden's goal: 'I want to win a Super Bowl'

Browns coach Pat Shurmur talked this week about a quarterback competition between rookie Brandon Weeden and Colt McCoy (and, theoretically, Seneca Wallace), but Cleveland's first-round pick made it clear he isn't interested in sitting.

"Obviously I hope I'm the guy," Weeden told Nate Ulrich of the Akron Beacon Journal at Friday's rookie minicamp. "I'm gonna do everything in my power to be that guy."

After a first taste of the Browns' West Coast-style offense, Weeden told Mary Kay Cabot of The Plain Dealer he prefers to play under center because he "can see things better (and) get the ball faster."

Playing under center was a primary concern with Weeden, who flourished from the shotgun in Oklahoma State's half-field-read offense. Cam Newton shattered doubts that he'd suffer in a pro-style attack after playing in the spread at Auburn. (Of course, we're at the point in which comparing rookies to Newton makes little sense -- he's a special player.)

Weeden's arm caught people's attention. The Browns haven't had a strong-armed quarterback since Derek Anderson, but Weeden is noted for his accuracy, while Anderson was mega-wild at times. "This just in: Brandon Weeden can sling it," Ulrich tweeted. "I've seen only one poor pass from him today."

The rookie was asked to describe what pairing with running back Trent Richardson will mean for the city of Cleveland. Weeden thought for a minute before answering.

"We're coming (here) with a goal to win games," he said. "Obviously our first goal is to get to the playoffs and go as far as we can, and ultimately before it's all said and done, win a Super Bowl. That's my goal as a player. Before I'm done playing, I want to win a Super Bowl."

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