Raiders Sign QB Brian Hoyer

Las Vegas Raiders sign QB Brian Hoyer to a two-year deal

Announced on Tuesday, the Las Vegas Raiders sign QB Brian Hoyer to a two-year contract. The 37-year-old started in one game last season for the New England Patriots after quarterback Mac Jones exited the game with a high ankle sprain.

Unfortunately, Hoyer suffered a concussion that same game. He finished with 37 yards on 5 for 6 passing and remained on injured reserve for the rest of the season. Hoyer does hold a lot of experience going into his 15th career year in the NFL. He’s had at least one start across seven different teams, including the Arizona Cardinals, Cleveland Browns, Houston Texans, Chicago Bears, San Francisco 49ers, and Indianapolis Colts.

The North Olmsted, Ohio native has played in 76 games in his career while starting in 40 of them. Hoyer has completed 902 of 1,518 pass attempts for 10,668 yards, 53 touchdowns, and 35 picks. He started 13 of the 14 games he played in for the Browns in 2014, where he set career high in passing attempts (438), yards (3,326), and completions (242). It makes perfect sense that the Raiders sign QB Brian Hoyer as backup for Jimmy G.

Hoyer spent his collegiate career at Michigan State University, where he totaled 6,159 yards, 35 touchdowns, and received All-Big Ten honors as a junior and All-Big Ten honors as a senior.

As the Las Vegas Raiders sign QB Brian Hoyer, they add more familiarity for coach Josh McDaniels as the two have spent a good amount of time together in New England. The Raiders have also added former Patriots wide receiver Danny Amendola to the staff. Amendola spent five years in New England when McDaniels was there as the offensive coordinator. His leadership will be valuable to the receiving corps of the Silver and Black.

Raiders Sign QB Brian Hoyer

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