"I don't know if we transformed the offense, but we've gotten better," general manager Tom Heckert told The Associated Press. "That was the goal."
"I wasn't concerned about his age," Browns coach Pat Shurmur said. "I was impressed with his maturity and production on tape. We became very fond of him."
Weeden has good size and great arm strength, but he didn't play in a complicated offense at Oklahoma State and will face a serious challenge learning a complex pro system. Also worth noting: He won't have Justin Blackmon to bail him out of trouble anymore.
Given the Father Time situation, it's unlikely the Browns plan to give Weeden much of an incubation period. His football career might have gotten off to a delayed start, but it's about to advance at warp speed.