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QB Brian Hoyer - Cleveland Browns

6-2, 215Born: 10-13-1985College: Michigan StateDrafted: ---

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Brian Hoyer impressed in very limited action last season. His two full games were outstanding, as he threw for 590 yards and five touchdowns in those games before tearing his ACL early in his third start. Hoyer, however, is left over from a previous management regime - the same regime that drafted Johnny Manziel in the first round. If Hoyer gets the job, Cleveland will have a quarterback whose dynamic playmaking ability is limited to go along with a lack of dynamic players due to Josh Gordon's suspension. He doesn't appear to be Cleveland's best option unless Manziel struggles mightily to adjust to the NFL and grasp the offensive system. (May 14)

FBG Staff Rankings

QB Redraft - 35, 28, 30, 32, 32, 32, 33, 33, 33, 35, 35, 35, 35, 35
QB Dynasty - 40, 33, 37, 38, 41, 43

Stats and Projections

2011 NE 3 1 1 22 0 0 4 -3 0
2012 ARI 2 30 53 330 1 2 1 6 0
2013 CLE 3 57 96 615 5 3 6 16 0
2014 PROJ-Dodds 5 125 208 * * * 11 * * *
2014 PROJ-Henry 7 98 170 * * * 10 * * *
2014 PROJ-Wood 5 120 200 * * * 10 * * *
2014 PROJ-Tremblay 4 93 153 * * * 8 * * *

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Latest News

Browns | Starting QB will be named in preseason (Tue Jul 22, 11:06 AM) - Cleveland Browns QBs Johnny Manziel and Brian Hoyer will know who is starting before the third preseason game, according to head coach Mike Pettine, though it could happen sooner. Pettine has expressed hesitation to name Manziel the starter immediately and thinks Hoyer's chances are underrated.

Our View: Hoyer has the experience advantage, but Manziel has better athleticism. We'll see if the team brings along the rookie slowly. At this time, we have to consider Hoyer the frontrunner for the job.
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Browns | Brian Hoyer fully cleared (Fri Jul 18, 01:46 PM) - Cleveland Browns QB Brian Hoyer (knee) said he's been fully cleared to participate in training camp, confirming Hoyer's belief that he wouldn't be limited.

Our View: Great news for Hoyer here. He is competing with rookie first-round pick Johnny Manziel to be the starting quarterback this year. Hoyer is a Cleveland native and a former high school star from the area. He's a fan favorite and looked good in three games last year before injuring his knee. We're expecting Hoyer to win the job to open the regular season. If he struggles during the year, then the team could quickly turn to Manziel.
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Browns | Brian Hoyer does not expect restrictions (Thu Jul 17, 05:41 PM) - Cleveland Browns QB Brian Hoyer (knee) said he does not expect to be limited once training camp begins.

Our View: Good news for Hoyer here. He's set to be the starter at quarterback, but he'll have to stay healthy and keep athletic rookie (and first-round pick) Johnny Manziel on the bench. Hoyer looked good in limited playing time last year before injuring his knee.
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Browns | Brian Hoyer knows he needs to compete for QB job (Sat Jul 12, 05:56 PM) - Cleveland Browns QB Brian Hoyer (knee) said he knows that he will be pushed by QB Johnny Manziel for the starting quarterback job but is looking forward to competing during training camp.

Our View: Hoyer has the experience to give him an edge over Manziel to start with. However, he'll need to keep playing well if he wins the starting job and wants to keep it as the year goes on. Either way, Manziel is seen as the quarterback of the future in Cleveland. His athleticism and playmaking ability will be difficult to keep on the sidelines.
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Browns | Brian Hoyer will be ready for camp (Sat Jul 12, 05:55 PM) - Cleveland Browns QB Brian Hoyer (knee) said he will be able to fully participate in practice when training camp begins.

Our View: Good news for Hoyer here. He'll be pushed for the starting job by 2014 first-round pick Johnny Manziel. Hoyer looked good in limited time as a starter for the Browns last year. The hometown hero should be considered the favorite to win the starting job at this time.
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