After a 3-2 start to the season, Cleveland ended up dropping 10 of its final 11 games, ultimately finishing 4-12.
The Browns released this statement regarding the situation:
"We appreciate Chud's passion for the Browns, and we have great respect for him both personally and professionally. We needed to see progress with this football team. We needed to see development and improvement as the season evolved and, unfortunately, we took a concerning step backward in the second half of the year."
Chudzinski has dealt with quarterback issues all season long, having three different players start at the position (Jason Campbell, Brandon Weeden, Brian Hoyer). He may not have had much of a chance, but what's done is done.
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