For once, it seems as if Cleveland Browns have some talent all the way down the quarterback depth chart. Gone are the concepts of unproven quarterbacks, Colt McCoy and project QB, Thaddeus Lewis and in come proven veteran, Jason Campbell and quality back-up, Brian Hoyer. And, while there will be quite a bit of competition once training camp begins, QB1 is Brandon Weeden‘s job to lose.
The name that is intriguing is the local hometown kid, Hoyer. The former Saint Ignatius Wildcat has bounced around in his NFL career. The NFL has been a roller coaster ride for Hoyer who has attempted only 96 passes in his four-year career. However, sitting behind future Hall of Fame quarterback, Tom Brady, isn’t too shabby either.
Playing his college ball for the Michigan State Spartans, Hoyer has all the tools to run the offense if the Browns quarterback plans fail. Remember, it was just a few seasons ago that Cleveland lost all of their quarterbacks to injury. It was a clipboard holding McCoy that was thrust in to action.
In his only career start with the Arizona Cardinals in 2012, Hoyer threw for 225 yards, a touchdown, and an interception. Including that start, Hoyer finished the season with 330 yards thrown, one touchdown, two interceptions, and a QB passer rating of 65.8.
Despite the negativity from the media and things completely out of the team’s control, this season is something to get excited about. Having Hoyer here will not hurt. The brown-and-orange look to go vertical with the offense and are going to attack on defense. Based off of recent seasons, what more can the Dawg Pound ask for?
Ryan Ruiz is the Cleveland Browns Beat Writer for The Inscriber: Digital Magazine. You can follow him on Facebook: Ryan (BrownsWriter) Ruiz and Twitter @ryanpruiz24.