BEREA -- The Browns have named Brandon Weeden as the starting quarterback for the pre-season opener at Detroit.
The Browns will square off against the Lions on August 10.
Weeden came to the Browns as the 22nd pick overall in the 2012 NFL Draft out of Oklahoma State.
Weeden has taken snaps with the first-team offense throughout training camp.
Incumbent starter Colt McCoy is now in competition with 10-year veteran Seneca Wallace for the backup job.
Shurmur is confident Weeden, a 28-year-old rookie from will be able to guide Cleveland's west coast-style offense. The second-year coach added that having both McCoy and Wallace available as reserves puts the Browns in an enviable spot at the position.
Cleveland, with McCoy under center most of the way, went 4-12 last season.
The Associated Press/WKYC-TV