Brandon Weeden’s goal is to be the Dallas Cowboys’ backup quarterback, and whether or not Kyle Orton shows up at some point isn’t going to affect how he goes about achieving it.
As you may have heard, Orton never showed up for the offseason program at Valley Ranch, and has reportedly told the team he wants to retire; the Cowboys want Orton to return to back up Tony Romo for one more year. Since he’s under contract for as much, Orton stands to lose a lot of money if he remains absent.
But that’s not Weeden’s issue.
“I’m going to go about my business the same way regardless. I haven’t met Kyle, so I can’t really speak on it, but whatever he decides to do--it’s kind of out of my control,” Weeden told the team’s official website. “So what I’m worried about is, if I’m running with the twos out there, do my job to make the twos better. I want to make the team better any way I can, so it doesn’t change my mindset or the way I feel about it.”
Orton, who has readily acknowledged that this is Romo’s team, has made the No. 2 spot on the depth chart his No. 1 goal.
“I just want to continue to get comfortable in the offense, and then obviously my goal is to be the backup quarterback,” Weeden told the team’s official website. “I want to be the backup quarterback and be on this football team and help them get better any way I can--whether that’s giving the defense a look, or whatever that is.”
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