Brian Hoyer RUMORS & NEWS

  • Brian Hoyer: One game does not make my career

    Pro Football Talk "Texans quarterback Brian Hoyer had one of the worst performances in NFL playoff history on Saturday, but he doesn’t think it will define him. Hoyer said after his five-turnover performance in a 30-0 loss to the Chiefs that he shouldn’t be remembered for the way he played in that one..." January 10

  • Texans QB Brian Hoyer gaining final clearance, to practice Wednesday, start Sunday

    Houston Chronicle "Texans starting quarterback Brian Hoyer is gaining final clearance under the NFL medical protocol, practicing Wednesday and starting Sunday against the Jacksonville Jaguars, barring any unforeseen circumstances. Hoyer has made major strides since suffering his second concussion of the season..." December 30

  • Brian Hoyer listed as questionable

    Pro Football Talk "Texans quarterback Brian Hoyer was limited in practice for the third straight day on Friday as he tries to return from a concussion, leading the team to list him as questionable for Sunday’s game against the Titans. Hoyer was also listed as dealing with an ankle problem on Friday’s injury..." December 26

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    Aaron Wilson @AaronWilson_NFL

    Brian Hoyer expected to practice today, but not cleared yet, still under protocol, but feels good, according to a source

  • Why Brian Hoyer believes acupuncture helps concussion recovery

    ESPN "Houston Texans quarterback Brian Hoyer's wife, Lauren, was pregnant with their first child when they first encountered acupuncture. Their now three-year-old son Garrett was breech at 36 weeks and the doctor said she would likely have to have a C-section. To avoid that she looked up alternative..." December 23

  • Report: Brian Hoyer has a neck strain in addition to a concussion

    Pro Football Talk "After Sunday night’s loss to the Patriots came to an end, Texans coach Bill O’Brien said he didn’t know for sure if quarterback Brian Hoyer suffered a concussion but that “it looked that way.” Monday brought confirmation that Hoyer is dealing with a concussion for the second time this season...." December 14

  • Hoyer 'doubtful' vs. Colts; Texans expect to start Yates "The Houston Texans are preparing to enter a battle against the Indianapolis Colts for the AFC South lead with T.J. Yates under center. NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported Monday that the Texans are preparing for Yates to start after Brian Hoyer suffered a concussion in Sunday night's loss..." December 14

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    Albert Breer @AlbertBreer

    Texans coach Bill O'Brien just said on ESPN that Brian Hoyer cleared the concussion protocol and will start this week against New Orleans.

  • Report: Texans QB Brian Hoyer out Sunday due to memory loss

    SI "Houston Texans quarterback Brian Hoyer will not play Sunday against the New York Jets after suffering memory loss, according to John McClain of the Houston Chronicle. Hoyer left last Monday’s win over the Cincinnati Bengals with a concussion, the third of his career. “[Hoyer] wasn’t..." November 19

  • Texans QB Brian Hoyer remains in concussion protocol, not practicing Wednesday, regarded as questionable

    Houston Chronicle "Texans starting quarterback Brian Hoyer remains under the NFL concussion testing protocol and isn’t scheduled to practice Wednesday. His status is now regarded as questionable for Sunday’s game against the New York Jets and backup T.J. Yates is making preparations to start. Hoyer has made..." November 18

  • Texans coach Bill O’Brien on Brian Hoyer: ‘I would say he’s our quarterback’

    Houston Chronicle "Brian Hoyer got the long-term commitment he’s been seeking. Texans coach Bill O’Brien declared that Hoyer is the starting quarterback for the team going forward after not making a long-term commitment to Hoyer when he named him the starter for the team’s game against the Jacksonville..." October 20

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    Tania Ganguli @taniaganguli

    "Brian Hoyer will start the game against Jacksonville, and we'll go from there," Bill O'Brien says. #Texans

  • Brian Hoyer gets starting QB job back for Texans

    Pro Football Talk "It didn’t happen in a room closed to all but Hard Knocks cameras this time, but Texans coach Bill O’Brien has again named Brian Hoyer the starting quarterback in Houston. Hoyer relieved Ryan Mallett on Thursday night after Mallett came out of the game following a hit to the chest and piloted..." October 09

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    Ian Rapoport @RapSheet

    Sources: #Texans are poised to make a quarterback change. They are preparing to play with QB Ryan Mallett as their starter vs. the #Panthers

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    John McClain @McClain_on_NFL

    I will be shocked if Brian Hoyer isn't the QB at Carolina despite the fan and media outcry for Ryan Mallett.

  • Texans coach Bill O’Brien makes no announcement on starting QB

    Houston Chronicle "Texans coach Bill O’Brien said he won’t declare who his starting quarterback will be today or this week and says everyone can learn whether it’s Brian Hoyer or Ryan Mallett on Sunday afternoon against the Carolina Panthers. “I’m not going to make a big quarterback announcement today,” O’Brien..." September 15

  • Texans QB Brian Hoyer: ‘I feel like I let this entire organization down’

    Houston Chronicle "Downcast in the locker room after the game, Texans quarterback Brian Hoyer was visibly disappointed about losing the game to the Kansas City Chiefs and possibly his starting job. Hoyer was replaced by backup Ryan Mallett in the fourth quarter after completing 18 of 34 passes for 236 yards, one..." September 14

  • Bill O'Brien won't commit to Brian Hoyer as Texans' starting QB

    ESPN "Texans coach Bill O'Brien does not know who Houston's starting quarterback will be next week. O'Brien was asked after Sunday's season-opening loss to the Chiefs if Brian Hoyer was still his starter, and the coach said he didn't know and would have to watch film. "I just got off the field. [I..." September 14

  • Brian Hoyer named Texans starting quarterback over Ryan Mallett "The Houston Texans will roll with Brian Hoyer to start the season. NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported Monday morning that Hoyer was named the starter to open the 2015 season, according to two sources informed of the decision. On Sunday, coach Bill O'Brien said he would make a decision..." August 24

  • Battle between Mallett, Hoyer a dead heat

    Houston Chronicle "Ryan Mallett and Brian Hoyer each had a chance Saturday night to show he should be the Texans' starting quarterback. But after a less-than-thrilling exhibition against the Broncos, the competition to earn the job remains even. A dead tie. Emphasis on dead. The Texans lost to Denver..." August 23

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    Brian T. Smith @ChronBrianSmith

    O'Brien said no one's in lead between Hoyer, Mallett right now. #Texans

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    John McClain @McClain_on_NFL

    I've been saying for 2 weeks and I'll say it again: I believe Brian Hoyer will be Texans' starting QB when they open against Kansas City.

  • Brian Hoyer signs 2-year deal with the Texans worth $10.5 million

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Brian Hoyer is back in familiar territory, trying to beat out Ryan Mallett and being coached by Bill O'Brien. The former Browns quarterback Wednesday signed his two-year deal with the Texans, where he'll compete with his former Patriots teammate for the starting job under their former Patriots..." March 12

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    Adam Caplan @caplannfl

    It now can be said from me and @adamschefter: QB Brian Hoyer will sign with the #Texans. Expected to happen with next 24 hours.

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    Albert Breer @AlbertBreer

    My feeling is and has been that the interest between the Texans and Brian Hoyer is mutual -- O'Brien coached Hoyer for three years.

  • Brian Hoyer 'shocked' Johnny Manziel needed rehab, willing to battle him a 2nd time

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Browns quarterback Brian Hoyer admitted he was shocked to learn that Johnny Manziel had checked himself into rehab, and also re-iterated that he'd have no problem battling him for the starting job for the second straight season. "You spend a lot of hours together (and) I never thought it would..." February 09

  • Browns reach out to Brian Hoyer's camp about extension

    ESPN "The Cleveland Browns have expressed interest in re-signing Brian Hoyer, agent Joe Linta told "We've left the door open both ways," said Linta from this week's Senior Bowl about his correspondence with the team. Hoyer, who led the Browns to a 7-6 record in games he started but..." January 22

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    Jason La Canfora @JasonLaCanfora

    Adding another layer to the Browns QB situation, Brian Hoyer picked up a shoulder injury Sunday. Will be evaluated day to day

  • Browns coach not ready to name QB starter "Cleveland Browns head coach Mike Pettine was not ready on Monday afternoon to name his starting quarterback for Sunday's game against the Cincinnati Bengals. He must choose between veteran Brian Hoyer, who has started the first 13 games, and rookie Johnny Manziel. "We're going to meet on..." December 08

  • Brian Hoyer to start for Browns

    ESPN "The Cleveland Browns' faith in Brian Hoyer continues, and so does Johnny Manziel's spot on the bench. After two days of deliberation, Cleveland will start Hoyer for the 13th straight game Sunday against the Indianapolis Colts, Browns coach Mike Pettine announced Wednesday. "After thorough..." December 03

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    Jay Glazer @JayGlazer

    #Scoopage: The Manziel Era is NOT beginning in Cleveland yet as Brian Hoyer has been informed he will start this weekend vs Indy

  • Brian Hoyer feels he deserves nod over Johnny Manziel

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Browns quarterback Brian Hoyer still believes he's the best man to lead the Browns in the hotly contested AFC North race. "(I do) because we're here. We're 7-5,'' he said Monday in the locker room. "This just doesn't happen by luck. It was hard-earned, and we've worked to get where we're at...." December 01

  • Johnny Manziel could take over as Browns starter

    SB Nation "Mike Pettine said he's strongly considering making a change at quarterback after Manziel's impressive showing against Buffalo. Johnny Manziel made his long-awaited Cleveland Browns debut on Sunday, coming off the bench to score a touchdown and infuse some life into a listless offense in a loss..." December 01

  • Browns Won't Start Manziel in 2014, Not Sold on Hoyer Long-Term

    Bleacher Report "The Cleveland Browns won a close game Sunday afternoon against the Atlanta Falcons, but quarterback Brian Hoyer struggled throughout with zero touchdowns and three interceptions." November 25

  • Browns' Brian Hoyer on pace for a $2 million escalator, report says

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Browns quarterback Brian Hoyer is in line for a little Christmas bonus this season. According ESPN NFL Insider Adam Caplan, Hoyer will earn an extra $2.05 million this year if he plays 70% of the snaps. His base salary this season is $1 million and he earned a roster bonus of..." November 21

  • Hoyer: I don’t even think about getting benched for Manziel

    Pro Football Talk "Rookie quarterback Derek Carr is the starter in Oakland. Rookie quarterback Blake Bortles is the starter in Jacksonville. Rookie quarterback Teddy Bridgewater is the starter in Minnesota. And now rookie quarterback Zach Mettenberger is the starter in Tennessee. But rookie quarterback Johnny..." October 23

  • Browns briefly discussed going to Johnny Manziel in Jacksonville but Brian Hoyer 'is still firmly our starter'

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "With Brian Hoyer coming off his worst game as a Cleveland Brown, the public drumbeat for Johnny Manziel is growing louder, but coach Mike Pettine is marching to his own beat. "Brian is still firmly our starter,'' said Pettine, still admittedly feeling the sting of Sunday's 24-6 loss to the..." October 21

  • Hoyer disputes report that it’s him or Manziel in Cleveland

    Pro Football Talk "When Browns quarterback Brian Hoyer was first asked about the report that Hoyer won’t re-sign in Cleveland while Johnny Manziel remains on the roster, Hoyer’s response reasonably could have been interpreted as a non-denial. “Well, I don’t know who got that report, but that’s something that I..." October 16

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    Ed Werder @Edwerderespn

    Despite early-season #Browns success and Brian Hoyer's contribution to it, team has shown "zero'' interest in negotiating extension so far

  • Browns' contract talks with Brian Hoyer have slowed; will October change that?

    ESPN "Brian Hoyer's contract talks with the Browns have gone quiet since early summer, according to a source with knowledge of the situation, but perhaps that could change if Hoyer carries his solid play through October. Hoyer, whose 97.6 passer rating is ninth among NFL quarterbacks with more than..." October 11

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    Ian Rapoport @RapSheet

    In preseason, it made sense #Browns would reevaluate QB position after the bye. They have. It’s still Brian Hoyer. Not time for Manziel yet

  • Hoyer got his QB masters degree from Brady University

    USA Today "Brian Hoyer got his master's degree in playing quarterback with a chip on his shoulder as three-time Super Bowl-winning New England Patriots superstar Tom Brady's primary backup from 2009-2011. No surprise, then, that since that May night when the Cleveland Browns drafted the former Texas A&M..." August 21

  • Brian Hoyer named starter over Manziel for opener

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Despite awful performances by both of his quarterbacks in Monday night's loss at Washington, Browns coach Mike Pettine announced Tuesday he has chosen Brian Hoyer over Johnny Manziel to start the season opener against the Steelers Sept. 7. Hoyer will also start Saturday night's "dress..." August 20

  • Johnny Manziel and Brian Hoyer were both so bad that Mike Pettine might wait another game to name his starter

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Browns coach Mike Pettine watched both of his quarterbacks flop, and one of them flip -- the bird, that is -- in a 24-23 loss to the Redskins. On a night when either Brian Hoyer or Johnny Manziel was supposed to step up and grab the job in front of a worldwide ESPN audience, both of them failed..." August 19

  • Unless he chokes at the finish line, Brian Hoyer should win Browns’ starting QB job over Johnny Manziel

    Akron Beacon Journal "Brian Hoyer and Johnny Manziel will audition for the final time Monday night at Washington before the Browns meet the next day with intentions to pick one of the them as the starting quarterback for the Sept. 7 regular-season opener at Pittsburgh. Considering what’s at stake for Hoyer and..." August 18

  • How the Brian Hoyer, Andre Johnson trade rumor got started

    SB Nation "How did a rumor of the Browns trading Brian Hoyer to the Texans for Andre Johnson fool the Internet for a few hours on Wednesday afternoon? It always comes back to Rex Grossman. Did you hear? Did you hear? The Houston Texans LOVE Brian Hoyer. They love him so much they're going to trade Andre..." August 14

  • Pettine: Browns will split QB reps in Washington

    Fox Sports Ohio "The Cleveland Browns went through another day of their training camp quarterback competition Tuesday. After practice, Browns coach Mike Pettine said he and his staff will decide on a starting quarterback for next Monday's preseason game at Washington on Thursday, a scheduled day off for the..." August 12

  • Browns QB Brian Hoyer: 'My team until someone else tells me otherwise'

    SI "Quarterback Brian Hoyer said Monday that the Cleveland Browns are his team right now. From “To me, this is my team until someone else tells me otherwise,” Hoyer said. Hoyer was listed as the Browns' first-team quarterback when the team released its first depth chart..." August 12

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    Ian Rapoport @RapSheet

    On the #Browns QB battle: I'm told best-case scenario is for Brian Hoyer to win the job to start, then have Manziel on-field in a package.

  • Browns' Joe Thomas on Brian Hoyer: 'He's a lot like Tom Brady'

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "When a Paul Bunyan of a man who stands 6-foot-6 and has seven Pro Bowls to his credit speaks, people listen. Browns left tackle Joe Thomas' words come down from on high to all the reporters craning up at him, and they almost always pack a wallop. Monday was no different. When asked about..." July 29