Chargers Interview QB Brandon Weeden at Senior Bowl Practice
Jan 2, 2012; Glendale, AZ, USA; Oklahoma State Cowboys quarterback Brandon Weeden (3) throws a pass in the fourth quarter of a game against the Stanford Cardinal in the 2012 Fiesta Bowl at University of Phoenix Stadium. The Cowboys won 41-38 in overtime. Mandatory Credit: Chris Morrison-US PRESSWIRE
According to Walter Football, the San Diego Chargers met with Oklahoma State quarterback Brandon Weeden.
Here is the Pro Football Weekly evaluation on Weeden:
An overaged former baseball pitcher, Weedon piled up big numbers in his first year paired with offensive coordinator Dana Holgorsen (since departed) and WR Justin Blackmon. Is one of the best pure passers in the senior class, with a compact delivery, very good arm strength and good accuracy. However, he has operated primarily out of the shotgun with simple, half-field reads, can be flustered by pressure and still must continue developing. Was forced to earn his stripes at OSU and has steadily improved in an offense that has not translated well to the pro game.
This move wouldn’t be made to replace Philip. This would be more of a move to replace Billy Volek as the backup down the line. We are paying a lot of money to our backup quarterback and it would be nice to start developing a “younger” arm.
Weeden will be the oldest player entering the draft, but he can make all the throws. Most teams will not look to draft him because of his age, but if he can make all the throws we need, then he could be a good prospect to look into.
We also met with Wisconsin QB Russell Wilson (Walter Football). He is a different type of quarterback then we are used to around these parts. He is a more athletic quarterback and can make plays outside of the pocket.