longtime Patriots signal-caller to reunite with Josh McDaniels.
Brian Hoyer, who played under Josh McDaniels during his time with the New England Patriots, has signed a two-year deal with the Las Vegas Raiders. Hoyer’s signing comes after the Raiders were unsuccessful in keeping Jarrett Stidham, who chose to sign with the Denver Broncos instead.
Hoyer has extensive experience as a backup quarterback in the NFL, having played for seven different teams throughout his career. He has appeared in 69 games and started 39 of them, completing 59.3% of his passes for 10,404 yards, 52 touchdowns, and 36 interceptions. While he may not see much playing time behind Garoppolo, his veteran presence, and knowledge of McDaniels’ system could be valuable for the Raiders.
Surprising New Details On Brian Hoyer’s Release
It appears that veteran backup Brian Hoyer questioned the Patriots’ offensive program last season, which drew the ire of head coach Bill Belichick. While mac Jones remained with the team for the upcoming season, Hoyer was released and it’s suggested that his questioning of the program may have been the main factor in his release. Hoyer was guaranteed $1.4 million of his $2 million contract, and the Patriots released him .The Patriots may have wanted to move on from Hoyer due to his disagreement with the offensive program, which he reportedly made known to the team.
With his familiarity with McDaniels’ system, Hoyer should be able to serve as a reliable option if Jimmy Garoppolo were to go down with an injury or if the team needs him to step in and start a game. Hoyer has also served as a mentor to younger quarterbacks in the past, so he could be a valuable presence in the locker room for the Raiders ’ younger signal-callers. if the Raiders decide to draft a young QB. Is the signing of Brian Hoyer an indication that McDaniels and Ziegler are unwilling to step outside of their patriot comfort zone to fill this roster? Only time will tell whether the Patriot Way works outside of New England without Tom Brady.