QB Brian Hoyer Back In AFC North After Signing With Browns On Thursday

Quarterback Brian Hoyer is back in the AFC North again after signing a two-year deal with the Cleveland Browns on Thursday.

Hoyer, who released by the Arizona Cardinals on Monday, now figures to push both Brandon Weeden and Jason Campbell hard in training camp. It should be noted that Hoyer received some guaranteed money in his deal, so that is likely a sign that the Browns intend on keeping him around in 2013.

Hoyer spent most of the 2012 season unemployed following his late August release from the New England Patriots, but wound up being signed by the Pittsburgh Steelers in late November after both Ben Roethlisberger and Byron Leftwich went down with injuries.

Once Roethlisberger and Leftwich returned to health, Hoyer was waived by the Steelers after only being on their roster for two weeks. The Cardinals immediately claimed Hoyer off of waivers and he went on to start the 2012 regular season finale against the San Francisco 49ers.

This past offseason, the Cardinals restricted tendered Hoyer at a second-round level, but he became expendable once the team traded for veteran quarterback Carson Palmer back in the early part April.

For his career, Hoyer, who was originally signed in 2009 as undrafted free agent out of Michigan State by the Patriots, is 57-of-96 passing for 616 yards with two touchdowns and three interceptions.

  • David Edward

    Good signing for the Brownies and could end up their starter before it’s all over, but the still don’t have a legit #1

  • Aundrey 3000

    When Brian Hoyer has a chance 2 be ur starting QB your franchise is in trouble. Then again he is back in Ohio so maybe he’ll play like he did when he was at Ohio St. which means your franchise is in trouble

  • SteelSpine

    Yep. Difference between us & Browns is Hoyer was only here to be a potential backup QB, vs Browns are in that list of teams desparate for any QB to potentially start. Browns are one of the teams with no franchise QB so those teams (Browns, Miami, etc) have to reach in drafts for QBs who should not be taken in first round.

  • Kenneth Wilt

    I honestly don’t get it. You are looking at a 27 year old undrafted QB who in 4 seasons has thrown less than 100 passes.

    I am not saying that Hoyer doesn’t have talent, I am saying that we don’t know yet if he does or not.

  • rizzo29

    I,m sure Lebeau not losing much sleep with Hoyer signing with them.