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Brian Hoyer

28-Year-Old Quarterback – Cleveland Browns

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Hoyer might be able to open the year as Cleveland's starter, but he's unlikely to hold off 22nd overall pick Johnny Manziel for more than a few weeks. Returning from an October ACL tear and throwing t...

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2014 ADP:  172.73

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Bye Week:  4

STATUS:  Probable     INJURY:  Knee
HT: 6' 2"   WT: 215   DOB: 10/13/1985
College: Michigan State  Show ContractHide Contract


Brian Hoyer Contract Information:

Signed a two-year deal with the Browns in May 2013.

July 22, 2014  –  Brian Hoyer News

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Coach Mike Pettine indicated Monday that the Browns expect to name their starting quarterback by the team's third preseason game, reports. Pettine added that he wants to hold a "fair" competition between Hoyer (knee) and Johnny Manziel before making the decision on who will start at QB for the team in Week 1.

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Brian Hoyer NFL Stats
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  Passing Pass Distance Big Pass Games Rushing Fumbles
Year Age Team G Comp Att Pct Yards TD INT YPA 20+ 40+ 300+ 350+ 400+ Att Yards Avg TD Tot Lost
2009 23 5 19 27 70.4% 142 0 0 5.3 0 0 - - - 10 25 2.5 1 - -
2010 24 NE 5 7 15 46.7% 122 1 1 8.1 1 1 0 0 0 10 -8 -0.8 0 0 0
2011 25 NE 3 1 1 100.0% 22 0 0 22.0 1 0 0 0 0 4 -3 -0.8 0 0 0
2012 26 Ari 2 30 53 56.6% 330 1 2 6.2 0 0 0 0 0 1 6 6.0 0 1 0
2013 27 Cle 3 57 96 59.4% 615 5 3 6.4 6 1 0 0 0 6 16 2.7 0 0 0
2014 Proj 28 CLE Subscribe now to see our 2014 projections for Brian Hoyer

Age is determined on September 1st of each season.

Brian Hoyer Fantasy/Red Zone Stats
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  Fantasy Points Per Game Passing Stats Red Zone Passes Red Zone Runs
Year Age Team G Standard PPR 0.5 PPR Rating Yds/G TD% INT% Sacks In20 In10 In5 In20 In10 In5
2009 23 5 2.8 2.8 2.8 82.6 28 0.0 0.0 - 4 0 0 2 2 2
2010 24 NE 5 1.6 1.6 1.6 69.3 24 6.7 6.7 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
2011 25 NE 3 0.2 0.2 0.2 177.1 7 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2012 26 Ari 2 8.9 8.9 8.9 65.8 165 1.9 3.8 4 0 0 0 0 0 0
2013 27 Cle 3 15.4 15.4 15.4 82.6 205 5.2 3.1 6 13 5 2 0 0 0
2014 Proj 28 CLE Subscribe now to see our 2014 projections for Brian Hoyer

Age is determined on September 1st of each season.

Brian Hoyer – Playing Time Overview

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Offensive Snaps in 2013

Brian Hoyer was on the field for 151 of his team's snaps on offense in 2013.


Special Teams Snaps in 2013

Brian Hoyer was on the field for 1 of his team's snaps on special teams in 2013.

Year Off ST
2011 - -
2012 0 0
2013 151 1

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Brian Hoyer 2013 Game Log
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  Snap Count Passing Pass Distance Rushing Fumbles Red Zone Passes Red Zone Runs
Week Opp Off ST Comp Att Pct Yards TD INT YPA 20+ 40+ Att Yards Avg TD Tot Lost In20 In10 In5 In20 In10 In5
1 Mia
2 @Bal
3 @Min 73 1 30 54 55.6% 321 3 3 5.9 3 1 1 -2 -2.0 0 0 0 8 3 0 0 0 0
4 Cin 71 0 25 38 65.8% 269 2 0 7.1 3 0 4 7 1.8 0 0 0 5 2 2 0 0 0
5 Buf 7 0 2 4 50.0% 25 0 0 6.3 0 0 1 11 11.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6 Det
7 @GB
8 @KC
9 Bal
10 BYE Bye Week
11 @Cin
12 Pit
13 Jax
14 @NE
15 Chi
16 @NYJ
17 @Pit

A blank stat line is used above whenever a player was not on the field for any plays in the game that week.

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Brian Hoyer: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Hoyer (knee) declared that he will be "no doubt" 100 percent healthy when training camp starts later in July, reports.

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While confirming that contract talks have occurred with the Browns, Hoyer's (knee) agent, Joe Linta, acknowledged that "it will be a very difficult deal to do," the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports. "We're always open to talking with the Browns, but we're content to wait and see what happens down the road."

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While Hoyer, who has reportedly bounced back well from his torn ACL, is not opposed to remaining with the Browns -- his hometown team -- the report suggests that the QB may be inclined to take a wait-and-see approach at this stage. In doing so, he would have an opportunity to not only re-prove his health, but also pick up additional time to evaluate his potential role down the road, either with the Browns, or another team. "I think if it's backup to backup, I think he would [want to stay]," Linta said. "If you're comparing apples to apples, it's always Cleveland. If it's backup in Cleveland versus starter somewhere else, I'm sure he'd like to start." In the short term, Hoyer has a lead over rookie Johnny Manziel in the Browns' upcoming quarterback competition, but it's a job that Manziel seems destined to eventually claim.
The Browns are reportedly trying to sign Hoyer (knee) -- who is in the last year of his deal -- to a contract extension, reports.

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Hoyer, who is bouncing back from an October ACL tear, heads into training camp ahead of first-round draft pick Johnny Manziel in the Browns' QB pecking order, but coach Mike Pettine noted earlier this month that Hoyer's lead was not "insurmountable". While atop the team's depth chart for now, if Hoyer does sign an extension, it would set the stage for him to stick around beyond 2014 as a backup to Manziel, who is destined to claim the Browns' top job at some point.
Hoyer (knee) remains firmly ahead of Johnny Manziel in the quarterback pecking order in Cleveland, Nate Ulrich of the Akron Beacon Journal reports. However, coach Mike Pettine noted that Hoyer's lead isn't "insurmountable."

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Since Manziel was selected in the first round of last month's NFL Draft, Browns brass have time and again iterated that Hoyer is their man under center. However, they have promised first-team reps to Manziel in training camp, according to Aditi Kinkhabwala of NFL Network, which leaves a glimmer of hope for the rookie to land the gig. Hoyer's owners shouldn't fret yet, but all signs point to a quarterback competition in the coming months.
Hoyer (knee) remains the top option for the Browns starting QB job based on team OTAs, according to GM Ray Farmer, the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports.

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Farmer claims Hoyer is better that first-round pick Johnny Manziel by "a substantial margin" and claims that if Hoyer and Manziel progress at the same pace, the starter for Week 1 will be Hoyer. Of course, Farmer could just be putting up a smokescreen and using these words to motivate Manziel, but it's tough to question the premium that Farmer appears to be placing on experience. He continues to cite numerous examples of rookie quarterbacks who have struggled during their first year, and notes that Manziel has a long ways to go, including knowing when it's time to slide to preserve his health. It will be intriguing to see if Farmer feels the same way upon the arrival of Week 1, but for now, Hoyer remains No. 1 on the Brown's quarterback depth chart.

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With the jury still out on Brandon Weeden, the signing of Hoyer by the Browns sparked a bit of conversation at the time of the announcement. He received his first career start last season, though his play in his two games of action failed to change the perception he's going to be anything more than a reserve. He completed 30-of-53 passes for 330 yards, one touchdown, and two interceptions. The support behind Weeden has grown since Hoyer arrived in Cleveland and he'll battle Jason Campbell for the backup duties this season.


Hoyer, who is ticketed for free agency after this season, has developed into a trusted backup for the Patriots, but if another team suffers an injury at QB, then the Patriots could consider dangling Hoyer, if they feel that Ryan Mallett is ready to assume the No. 2 QB job. That's something that the team is presumably still evaluating, however.


Though the Patriots drafted fellow QB Ryan Mallett this past April, he's viewed as more of a developmental project than an immediate threat to Hoyer's gig as Tom Brady's top backup. In any case, Hoyer remains next in line for snaps in the event of an injury to Brady.


As an undrafted free agent, the odds were stacked against Hoyer last year, but he'll head into the 2010 season as Tom Brady's top backup once again unless the Patriots make a move to add some veteran QB depth.


Like most undrafted QBs he's a bit of a project, but he enters a Patriots' system where he has a chance to be methodically coached up. If he sticks as a rookie though, he'd either have to beat out Matt Gutierrez or settle for a spot on the practice squad.