In the week of change in Cleveland, few tears have been shed for departing General Manager Mike Lombardi.
But for Brian Hoyer, the change could mean a lot, as Lombardi was his patron, the guy who got him the chance which he then made the most of.
“Obviously for me, Mike Lombardi was a big reason I came here,” Hoyer said, via Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer. “He had a lot of faith in me and I’ll always appreciate what he did for me to a point where not a lot of people believed in me. And I’ll always look to prove him right.”
Hoyer had been with three teams in nine months before Lombardi brought him in, based on a fond remembrance of his work as Tom Brady’s backup in New England.
When Hoyer went 3-0 before suffering a torn ACL, it looked like a smart move.
But now Hoyer’s faced with a long rehab, and the reality that with a new quarterback on the way in, his biggest supporter was just shown the door.