Cleveland Browns quarterback Brian Hoyer is 6-2 as the starting quarterback for the Browns. (Source: WOIO)
Cleveland Browns quarterback Brian Hoyer is 6-2 as the starting quarterback for the Browns.
Hoyer is starting to catch notice from everyone including his former teammate Tom Brady. Brady was asked on his radio appearance for WEEI in Boston if he is surprised at Hoyer's success this season, Brady said "I'm not at all. I saw him every day in practice."
Hoyer spend his first three years serving as the backup to Tom Brady in New England.
Hoyer signed a two-year deal with the Browns last season to compete with Brandon Weeden and Jason Campbell. When Weeden went down with injury the Browns then coach Rob Chudzinski skipped the backup Jason Campbell and went with Brian Hoyer.
Hoyer went on to win two games, and in his third he tore his ACL in a game against the Buffalo Bills.
Hoyer battled rookie quarterback Johnny Manziel for the starting job this season and new head coach Mike Pettine believed Hoyer deserved a chance. It seems like Pettine's decision was correct, Hoyer has led the Browns to a 3-2 record with key victories over the Pittsburgh Steelers and New Orleans Saints, including a record comeback win against the Tennessee Titans.