The Houston Texans have signed former Cleveland Browns starting QB Brian Hoyer to a two-year deal worth over $10 million.
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NFL.com insider Albert Breer reported on Wednesday morning that the Texans had agreed to terms with the former Browns starter, who went 7-6 as the Browns starter in 2014.
Brian Hoyer’s deal in Houston: 2 years, $10.5 million; $4.75 million guaranteed.
— Albert Breer (@AlbertBreer) March 11, 2015
A veteran who has played for Texans head coach Bill O’Brien when they were together in New England, Hoyer is expected to compete with QBs Ryan Mallett and Tom Savage for the Texans’ starting job.
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.
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.