Some people may think it is a big deal that the Browns didn’t attend the pro days for the top quarterbacks in this year’s draft, but Brian Hoyer isn’t one of them.
Hoyer feels it is “inevitable” that the Browns will be bringing in a quarterback other than Alex Tanney to compete with him for the starting job this season and he said Sunday that the inevitability makes it meaningless that the team wasn’t at those pro days. Hoyer also said he isn’t paying too much attention to the identity of his competition as he can only control his part of the process.
On that front, he expects to be healthy for the start of that competition. Hoyer tore his ACL last season, but said he expects to be participating in the team’s offseason work as he tries to win the job.
“I’m on track to do some of that stuff, most of it I would think,” Hoyer said, via Daryl Ruiter of 92.3 The Fan. “I feel like I’m ready to go. There’s not going to be any contact that I have to worry about. I’m basically out there throwing now the way I’ll be throwing in a practice, so in my mind I’m ready to go … from my part there’s nothing holding me back.”
Hoyer was on track to locking down the Browns job before his injury last season, but there’s a new coaching staff and general manager in place now. Given the lack of other options, that doesn’t appear to be a major negative to his chances of winding up with the job, although any real predictions must wait until we know who else will be in the mix in Cleveland.