During his short tenure as starting signal caller, QB Brian Hoyer
After starting out 0-2 and trading away star RB Trent Richardson, it appeared to be the beginning of a very long Cleveland Browns season. QB Brandon Weeden was injured, and backup QB Brian Hoyer, Tom Brady’s former backup, filled the void.
Hoyer knocked off two teams to put the team at .500 and at the top of the AFC North.
Yes, at the top of the AFC North.
During his two starts, Hoyer threw for 321 and 269 passing yards (per Pro Football Reference), respectively. He was a legitimate impact on the Browns’ offense.
Last Thursday, they took on the division foe Cincinnati Bengals. Hoyer was preparing to have another productive game when he went down with a knee injury. He underwent season-ending surgery, and his upstart career took a big hit.
For Cleveland, Weeden will now return back to his starting role. For Hoyer, he has a long road to recovery, however he is backed by the support and thoughts of many.