QB Brian Hoyer, Cleveland Browns
HT: 6-2, WT: 215, Born: 10-13-1985, College: Michigan State, Drafted: ---
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Latest NewsBrowns | Norv Turner downplays Brian Hoyer signing (Tue May 21, 12:23 PM) - Cleveland Browns offensive coordinator Norv Turner has downplayed the team's signing of QB Brian Hoyer, and Turner also has praised QB Brandon Weeden for his relentless work ethic. 'I think there have been more stories written about Brian Hoyer being a Brown over the last four months than probably any player in history,' Turner said. 'He was released. He was available. He's a guy that has been with some good teams in backup situations. He's played very little football, but I do think we like his skill set.' Our View: Hoyer is a nice backup quarterback but he is a longshot to win the starting job this year. Weeden has to earn the confidence of the front office and has gotten off to a good start in minicamp.
link to story Browns | Thaddeus Lewis not expected to make team (Sun May 19, 09:30 PM) - Cleveland Browns QB Thaddeus Lewis is not expected to make the team following the signing of QB Brian Hoyer. QB Brandon Weeden is expected to be the starter, with QB Jason Campbell as the backup and Hoyer as the third QB. link to story Browns | Jason Campbell expected to be favorite for No. 2 QB jobe (Sun May 19, 01:37 PM) - Cleveland Browns QB Jason Campbell is expected to enter training camp as the favorite for the No. 2 quarterback job but will have to compete with QB Brian Hoyer for the role. Our View: No surprise here. Campbell has been an effective starter for years in the NFL. Hoyer has backup caliber talent and didn't look good when he started for the Cardinals last year.
link to story Jets | Did not show interest in Brian Hoyer (Sun May 19, 01:14 PM) - The New York Jets did not express interest or make an offer to Cleveland Browns QB Brian Hoyer before he signed with the Browns. Our View: The Jets may look to add another QB for training camp since David Garrard had to retire. Hoyer wasn't an upgrade over guys like Greg McElroy so there's no reason for the Jets to have interest.
link to story Browns | Four QBs expected to go to camp (Sat May 18, 04:18 PM) - The Cleveland Browns are expected to take QBs Brandon Weeden, Jason Campbell, Brian Hoyer and Thaddeus Lewis to training camp this season. Our View: Weeden is considered the favorite to start but he'll have to beat out Campbell for the job in training camp. Hoyer will compete to be the team's primary backup behind whoever wins the starting job.
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2012 Game Summaries
Week 16 - Hoyer was only signed about two weeks ago, and considering the offensive struggles of this team, was actually serviceable as a starter. His interception by cornerback Kelvin Hayden late in the fourth quarter was a result of trying to force the ball to Larry Fitzgerald, who he seemed to have good chemistry with despite not having a ton of reps together. It was a poor decision and a poor throw, as he tried to fake the underneath defender with a pump fake which didnít quite work. It didnít hurt the Cardinals (the game was well over) but it is the type of poor decision-making which has plagued Arizona all year and is indicative of some of Hoyersí appearances previously. Overall he filled in well for a quarter, though even then you canít read too much into it as the Bears were content to let the Cardinals move the ball around and wait for a chance at a turnover, and decided to play a loose coverage. Hoyer will likely get another chance at some point in Week 17, though it will be against a tough San Francisco defense.
Week 17 - During a year where the Arizona quarterback situation has been among the worst in the league, Brian Hoyer actually proved to be capable of playing at an NFL level. In the 1st quarter, Hoyer was able to complete numerous quick throws to his wide receivers, delivering the ball both accurately and on time. The 49ers elected to rush only 4 pass rushers for most of the game, creating a high level of traffic in the secondary for the receivers to navigate. The Arizona Cardinalsí receivers were not up to the task, but Hoyer still made good, accurate throws to at least give his receivers a chance to fight for the ball. Hoyer worked through his progressions and, for the most part, didnít make any awful throws. That has to be considered a good thing seeing as Hoyer is the 4th string quarterback. In the 1st quarter, the Cardinals were even able to create a bit of offensive rhythm behind Hoyerís quick throws in the short passing game. Unfortunately, even when the Cardinals generated offense, their drives eventually stalled due to an ineffective running game and receivers that simply could not beat coverage. The only receiver that seemed willing to fight for the ball and fight away from coverage was Michael Floyd, and Hoyer threw to the rookie so often he had more targets than all the other wide receivers combined. On one play in particular, Hoyer delivered a good long ball down the right side and Floyd was able to beat his man and elevate for the pass. But with Hoyer forced to throw in to tight windows on most every play, the 49ers were able to take advantage on a play that really had no chance. Fitzgerald was double covered on a corner route, with a corner beneath and a safety above, and Hoyer threw in to a window that closed too quickly. Tarell Brown was able to undercut the throw easily for Hoyerís lone interception. Even with that failure, Hoyer did not stop force feeding the ball to tight windows and Hoyer began to throw deep balls to Floyd exclusively. On one play in the 4th quarter, Hoyer bombed a throw down the right sideline as Floyd gained separation with a double move. The ball landed over the cornerís shoulder and in to the wide receiverís gut for a long gain. With the game all but over, Hoyer made a great throw on 4th and 24, delivering a ball to a covered Floyd in the corner of the end zone, but Floyd was able to adjust, locating the ball and beating his corner for the Cardinalsí only touchdown of the day.