Former Cleveland Browns starting QB Brian Hoyer will reportedly sign with the Houston Texans – avoiding having to look over his shoulder for Johnny Manziel.
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According to ProFootballTalk.com, Hoyer is expected to sign a three-year deal with the Houston Texans after spending the last two seasons with the Cleveland Browns. The Texans struggled mightily at QB in 2014, with four different QBs forced into action do to various injuries or poor performances – yet still managed to end the 2014 season with a 9-7 record.
Hoyer led the Browns to a 7-6 record as a starter in 2014 before being benched for poor performance in favor of rookie QB Johnny Manziel – who promptly lost his first two games in terrible fashion and was checked into rehab this past winter. Hoyer’s seven wins as a starter in 2014 were the most by any Browns QB since Derek Anderson in 2007.
John McClain of the Houston Chronicle reported that the Texans are also working to bring back Ryan Mallett so Hoyer can compete with him for the starting QB job.
Hoyer and Mallett were both backup QBs for Tom Brady in New England back when Houston Texans head coach Bill O’Brien was the QBs coach for the Patriots.