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6 Brian Hoyer QB
Height/Weight: 6-2/215 | Birthdate: 10/13/1985 | Birthplace: Lakewood, OH, USA | Team: Cleveland | College: Michigan State | NFL Experience: 6 | Owned/Started%: 6/1 | Average Draft Position: 143.38
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Brian Hoyer good, but not good enough in Week 3


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(9/21/2014) Browns quarterback Brian Hoyer did everything right Sunday against Baltimore - until the game was on the line.

Hoyer missed on his last three attempts, including a short throw over the middle that would have allowed his team to run out the clock. But he still finished 19 of 25 for 290 yards and a 4-yard scoring strike to Miles Austin in the back of the end zone with 13 seconds remaining in the third quarter.

His performance began strong and got better. He completed 6 of 7 for 85 yards in the first quarter, including a 43-yarder to speedster Travis Benjamin, and was 17 of 19 for 214 yards by the end of the third. His 71-yard bomb to Taylor Gabriel with nine minutes remaining in the game could have put his team firmly in control, but poor execution and a missed field goal wrecked that opportunity.

Hoyer and the Browns will have plenty of time to regroup - they are now on their bye week.


Brian Hoyer has mixed feelings about coming out for rookie


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(9/14/2014) Browns quarterback Brian Hoyer admitted after the Sunday win that he was mad when offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan told him that he was going to bring backup Johnny Manziel into the game.

"As mad as I was when he told me, it helped me mentally," Hoyer told the Elyria Chronicle-Telegram.

Hoyer, who seemed to throw better after Manziel's two brief appearances in the game, added that he;s open to the rookie getting some playing time if it helps the team win.


Brian Hoyer plays role of hero in defeat of Saints


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(9/14/2014) Browns quarterback Brian Hoyer did little in the second half Sunday against New Orleans - until it mattered the most.

Hoyer hit a wide-open Andrew Hawkins on a 28-yard lob pass with the final seconds ticking away to cap a 79-yard drive and set up the game-winning field goal. That concluded a game in which he completed 24 of 40 for 204 yards, two scores and no interceptions. He compiled an 81.7 passer rating.

He began his day as well as he ended it. Using the no-huddle offense that proved successful in the second half of the opener in Pittsburgh, he drove his team downfield and tossed a 3-yard scoring strike to Miles Austin for a 7-0 lead. But he finished the first half 9 of 19 for just 67 yards and struggled at times finding a rhythm with his receivers until the final march.

Hoyer and the Browns host Baltimore next Sunday.


Brian Hoyer 'comfortable' with hurry-up offense


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(9/9/2014) The Browns used a no-huddle, hurry-up offense Sunday against the Steelers to rally from a 24-point halftime deficit to tie the game early in the fourth quarter. 

"It’s something I’m very comfortable with," quarterback Brian Hoyer said Monday, per the Akron Beacon Journal. "I think for our whole entire offense, we’re all comfortable with it. We practice it a lot. To go out and execute it in a game boosts your confidence level."

Hoyer completed 15 of 20 passes for 173 yards, one touchdown and a quarterback rating of 117.3 after halftime Week 1. Even with the great success, Hoyer said the Browns will have to be comfortable with changing tempo on offense moving forward.

"I think when you can move fast and you’re getting big chunk plays whether it’s in the running game or the passing game, that gives you a little bit of momentum," Hoyer said. "But we can’t just rely on our no-huddle offense because no one can sustain that type of energy for an entire 60 minutes, plus 16 games a year. So I think obviously it’s something that will be a good mix-up for us, but we just have to get better in our normal offense, too."


Brian Hoyer rebounds to lead vain comeback by Browns


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(9/7/2014) Browns quarterback Brian Hoyer overcame the pressure of a miserable first half and the spectre of Johnny Manziel as his possible replacement to lead an inspired rally Sunday in Pittsburgh that nearly resulted in victory.

Throwing crisply and confidently to a wide array of receivers, Hoyer completed 15 of 20 for 174 yards after intermission. Included was a 9-yard touchdown off a bootleg to Travis Benjamin in the left corner of the end zone. He finished the game 19 of 31 for 230 yards and no interceptions.

Hoyer nailed three of his first four attempts, including a 47-yarder to tight end Jordan Cameron, but missed on seven of his next eight tries. He then engineered four scoring drives in first 20 minutes of the second half to turn a 27-3 deficit into a 27-27 tie.

He will try to lead the team to its first win next Sunday when the Saints come marching in.


Brian Hoyer won't have 'quick hook'


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(9/3/2014) Browns coach Mike Pettine said quarterback Brian Hoyer "knows it's not going to be a quick hook," but also knows "this is a production business," reports the Akron Beacon Journal. Hoyer won the starting job over rookie Johnny Manziel. He faces a tough Week 1 matchup at Pittsburgh.

Brian Hoyer no Fantasy option Sunday in Pittsburgh


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(9/3/2014) Few starting quarterbacks in the NFL are weaker Fantasy options in Week 1 than Browns signal-caller Brian Hoyer. Let us list the reasons.

The Steelers have won 17 of their last 18 games against Cleveland and haven't lost at home to their AFC North rivals since 2003. They have held the Browns to just 44 points in their last six games in Pittsburgh.

In addition, Hoyer might not receive all the playing time behind center. Packages for run-oriented rookie Johnny Manziel could be implemented in an attempt to loosen up the Steelers defense.

Hoyer also did not look as sharp in the preseason as he did as an unbeaten starter in three games in 2013. His throws were often off-target and he failed to lead his receivers well enough to allow them to rack up yards after the catch. He did not throw a touchdown pass with the first team until the final exhibition game.

Lastly - and perhaps most importantly - Hoyer lacks a go-to receiver. The loss of Josh Gordon for the year to a drug suspension leaves Miles Austin and Andrew Hawkins as the top wideouts. Tight end Jordan Cameron had a miserable preseason.

Hoyer has potential as the Cleveland starter, but everything is weighing against him heading into the 2014 season. He is best left unplayed in all Fantasy leagues.


Brian Hoyer has another uneven performance Saturday


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(8/23/2014) Browns quarterback Brian Hoyer had another uneven performance Saturday night against the Rams in preseason action.

Hoyer got the start and was intercepted by Alex Ogletree in the second quarter. He redeemed himself on his final drive of the night with 5-yard touchdown strike to Andrew Hawkins with 35 second remaining in the first half. He compiled 84 yards through the air while completing 10 of 16 passes. He added a touchdown, and interception and finished with a passer rating of 70.8.

Hoyer will start Week 1 for the Browns at Pittsburgh.

Coach: Two-QB system on table for Browns down the road


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(8/22/2014) Mike Pettine has confirmed that he and Browns offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan have considered a two-quarterback system down the road with a package featuring rookie Johnny Manziel "on the table."

Pettine announced this week that Brian Hoyer will start the season opener in Pittsburgh. He has indicated that any package involving Manziel will not yet be incorporated for that game.

"No, this is Brian's job," Pettine said. "I don't foresee us now, especially early, being in a two-quarterback system. This is Brian's job and I never think of it as a leash or we want a guy to be a game manager. ... I don't want our guys on offense to feel like there's any type of governor there and they can't just cut it loose and be aggressive."


Brian Hoyer won't have quick hook


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(8/20/2014) Browns coach Mike Pettine told reporters he doesn't want starting quarterback Brian Hoyer "looking over his shoulder if he makes one bad throw." Pettine said theres' no leash on Hoyer and no package for rookie Johnny Manziel.

"No, this is Brian's job," Pettine said. "This is Brian's job."

Pettine announced his choice to the team Wednesday. Hoyer will start Week 1 at Pittsburgh.


Report: Johnny Manziel struggled to call plays


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(8/20/2014) Browns rookie quarterback Johnny Manziel struggled with calling plays and protection in Monday's game against the Redskins, reports NFL.com. Coming from a spread offense in college, Manziel has encountered a steep learning curve, the report said.

That was a factor in Cleveland picking Brian Hoyer as its Week 1 starter.


Browns name Brian Hoyer Week 1 starter


by Dave Richard | Senior Fantasy Writer
(8/20/2014) The Browns have named Brian Hoyer as their starting quarterback to begin the season. Rookie Johnny Manziel will back him up. The Browns play at Pittsburgh in Week 1.

"He was the clear leader from the beginning," Browns coach Mike Pettine told the official team website. "We've maintained all along that if it was close, I would prefer to go with the more experienced player. Brian has done a great job in the meeting rooms and with his teammates on the practice field and in the locker room."

Through two preseason games Hoywe has completed 8 of 20 passes for 108 yards with no scores or turnovers. Manziel has completed 14 of 27 passes, mostly in backup duty, for 128 yards and a touchdown. Manziel also has 26 yards rushing on seven carries. 


Browns might wait one more game to choose QB


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(8/19/2014) Browns coach Mike Pettine, who originally planned to name a starting quarterback Tuesday, now seems inclined to wait until after the third preseason game. "If we do have to wait until after the next game, so be it," Pettine said, per the Cleveland Plain Dealer.

Pettine said "there's not a lot of divide" among coaches on whether Brian Hoyer or Johnny Manziel should get the nod. The Browns host the Rams on Saturday in the third preseason game.


Mike Pettine: No decision yet on Week 1 starter


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(8/19/2014) Browns coach Mike Pettine had planned to announce his Week 1 starting quarterback Tuesday, following Monday night's preseason game. But with Brian Hoyer and rookie Johnny Manziel both struggling, Pettine said he has not made a decision.

"Neither guy really distinguished himself, and we’ll have to go back and study the tape and figure out who to go with," Pettine told Sports Illustrated. "I will lean on [offensive coordinator] Kyle Shanahan and [quarterback coach] Dowell Loggains quite a bit, because they’ve watched them every day."

Brian Hoyer struggles Monday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(8/18/2014) Browns quarterback Brian Hoyer drew the start Monday and struggled in first-half action, completing just two of his six passes for 16 yards.

Hoyer could get nothing going on two first-quarter drives before yielding to Johnny Manziel, who also did nothing to separate himself in the race for the starting job. Hoyer was handed the ball next in the Redskins' red zone and managed to wrap two incompletions around a four-yard run by Ben Tate. He completed a 12-yard pass on his next drive only to see the receiver fumble the ball away. Hoyer likely still maintains a small lead in the QB competition, and though the coaching staff was expected to name a starter this week, head coach Mike Pettine may leave the battle open heading into next week's game.


Mike Pettine vague on commitment given to starting QB


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(8/15/2014) Mike Pettine is planning on revealing his starting quarterback Tuesday, but the winner apparently shouldn't get too comfortable. The tag could be quite temporary for the Browns if Brian Hoyer or Johnny Manziel doesn't doesn't perform well after the regular season begins, though Pettine is planning on giving his quarterback a bit more leeway.

"Quarterback is different from other positoons, in that you do want to make a commitment," Pettine told the Cleveland Plain Dealer. "(But) I don't know if you can necessarily make a permanent commitment. So much can change over the course of an NFL season, the circumstances. ... I think that's the one position where you have to have a little bit more patience, maybe than some others as far as if a guy's not performing to the level you think he can and you're not getting the results, then you'd go ahead and make a move. It's somewhere in between. I don't want whoever the starter is to feel like, 'oh, if I make one mistake, I'm out.' But I also don't want hm to feel like, 'hey, I've achieved something, this is my team for the year.'"

Pettine earlier in the week told ESPN's Mike and Mike in the Morning that he was declaring starters at quarterback and other positions only on a "week-to-week basis."


Coach: Browns QB competition likely to end Tuesday


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(8/15/2014) Mike Pettine has revealed that the starting quarterback battle between Browns incumbent Brian Hoyer and rookie Johnny Manziel could be won and lost by Tuesday.

Hoyer is set to start the Monday night preseason game in Washington, but Manziel is slated to receive an equal number of reps with the first team. The decision as to who starts in Week 1 in Pittsburgh is likely to come down the following day.

"I'm sure we'll sit down at some point next week, maybe more than likely later in the day on Tuesday and get our heads together and wee what we come up with," Pettine told 92.3 The Fan. He added that the decision will be based on more than just game action, though that will be heavily factored in.

"We've been able to evaluate the quarterbacks literally with everything they've done," he added. "How they are in the meeting room, how they are on the practice field, how they are when they're doing their individual period, how they are in the 7 on 7 and how they are in the team work."

Neither quarterback distinguished himself in the preseason opener against Detroit, though both were plagued by drops from a receiving corps that remains the biggest concern of the offense.


Brian Hoyer, Johnny Manziel to get equal reps Monday


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(8/14/2014) Browns coach Mike Pettine said Thursday quarterback Brian Hoyer will start Monday's preseason game against the Redskins. However, he and Johnny Manziel will get equal reps, according to the Elyria Chronicle-Telegram.

Brian Hoyer expected to start again in second preseason game


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(8/14/2014) The Browns plan to start quarterback Brian Hoyer over Johnny Manziel during the team's second preseason game Monday at Washington, a source told NFL.com. Hoyer also started the first preseason game against the Lions.

Chronicle: Texans not trading for Brian Hoyer


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(8/13/2014) The Houston Chronicle quelled speculation that became rampant Wednesday, stating emphatically that the Texans "won't be trading" for Browns quarterback Brian Hoyer. Earlier, Browns coach Mike Pettine also denied the rumors.

Mike Pettine dismisses Brian Hoyer trade rumors


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(8/13/2014) Browns coach Mike Pettine dismissed rumors that the team is trying to trade quarterback Brian Hoyer, possibly to the Texans, as mere "stories."

"We’re not going to comment on every story that’s out there," Pettine said. "We made a move to strengthen our quarterback room, and you just get these stories coming out. I don’t want to be in the habit of commenting on all of them. I really addressed that situation yesterday."

The Browns signed quarterback Rex Grossman on Tuesday and waived quarterback Tyler Thigpen.

Johnny Manziel, Brian Hoyer to get same starters' reps Monday


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(8/12/2014) Browns coach Mike Pettine has not announced which quarterback will start Monday's game against the Redskins. But he said rookie Johnny Manziel and Brian Hoyer will get equal or almost equal snaps with the starters, reports the Akron Beacon Journal.

Johnny Manziel opens practice as starter


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(8/12/2014) After Brian Hoyer got the first reps with the starters Monday, Browns rookie quarterback Johnny Manziel opened with the first team Tuesday, reports the Cleveland Plain Dealer. Manziel's first pass was intercepted when top cornerback Joe Haden snatched the ball out of receiver Anthony Armstrong's hands.

Coach Mike Pettine has not announced which quarterback will start Monday against the Redskins.


Brian Hoyer opens with starters Monday


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(8/11/2014) Browns quarterback Brian Hoyer got the first reps with the starters in Monday's practice, ahead of rookie Johnny Manziel, reports the Elyria Chronicle-Telegram. "Not Johnny's job yet," the paper added.

Coach Mike Pettine said he has not decided who will start next Monday's game the Redskins.


Report: Johnny Manziel ahead of Brian Hoyer


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(8/10/2014) Browns rookie quarterback Johnny Manziel has pulled ahead of Brian Hoyer in the battle for the starting job, reports ESPN. Manziel hit 7 of 11 throws for 63 yards and ran six times for 27 yards against the Lions on Saturday.

NFL Network reports Manziel is expected to start Cleveland's second preseason game Aug. 18 against Washington.