Report: Brian Hoyer “expected” to leave in free agency

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There might be no QB controversy whatsoever in Cleveland in 2015.

Veteran Brian Hoyer is “expected to depart” in free agency, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported Sunday morning. However, if the Browns make the postseason, Cleveland might make a run at re-signing Hoyer, ESPN reported.

The 29-year-old Hoyer has completed 222-of-395 passes for 3,056 yards with 11 touchdowns and 10 interceptions. He has held off first-round pick Johnny Manziel all season, but that margin could be narrowing after Browns coach Mike Pettine contemplated making a change this week.

However, the Browns stuck with Hoyer, who will start Sunday’s game vs. Indianapolis, with Manziel waiting in the wings. The question now is how long Manziel waits to be beckoned on-stage.

39 responses to “Report: Brian Hoyer “expected” to leave in free agency

  1. I’m not suprised, it was obvious that this was hoyers team this year, the Browns front office even said (from the start) that they wanted manziel to sit and learn for a while.

    Hoyer this year, manziel era next year

  2. He proved what we knew all along…he’s an average QB who can win with a good defense and running game. He can even admirably fill in for a few games if the starter is out, but a starting QB in this league he is not.

    Not saying manziel is the answer (i dont think he is), but hoyer definitely isnt the answer.

  3. Hoyer isn’t as good as he thinks he is.

    56.2 completion percentage
    11 TDs
    10 INTs

    If lucky, he’ll be able to compete for a starting job.

  4. Look, Hoyer’s a nice story, but committing to him would be insanity. The Browns are actually playing their cards perfectly, let Hoyer pilot the team to a possible playoff berth while letting their talented QB of the future they smartly invested a 1st round pick in marinate on the bench. Reminds of what the Bengals did with Carson Palmer by letting Jon Kitna start his first year.

  5. ya cause running QBs are doing such a great job! we already have proof it doesn’t work… haven’t we already seen such cases. rg3, kaepernik, newton etc…. and this guy is tiny to boot… wait til a LB crushes him as he runs out of the pocket…game over johnny!

  6. the browns will do what the browns always do. make poor decisions. now we all know hoyer isn’t going to lead anyone anywhere, but manziel isn’t the answer either. if the browns could ever get the QB thing right, they may actually be feared in the afcn. but if history has taught us anything it is that they will never get it right!

  7. That covers all the bases in the report: if he stinks these games we don’t want him. If he regains his flame we want him.

    Where do I sign up to be an nfl “insider”?

  8. He will be in the same boat the rest of his career. No team will stand pat with Hoyer’s so there will always be a young kid waiting to supplant him. If Cleveland offers decent money, take it. He is a solid backup, just like Matt Moore. Even if Manziel starts next year it is only a matter of time before his style gets him injured and Hoyer is the starter again. His ego and his agent are lying to him.

  9. If I were him I would want to be playing for a competitor. He probably has met a lot of coaches over his 8 years in Cleveland.
    I guess hes holding on because the Clowns are paying him a lot.
    The Browns have lost a lot of games so they are accustomed to losing. They don’t like winning. Look at them!

  10. I think Brian Hoyer had better be realistic about what he “expects” to find waiting for him in free agency.

    Unlike most of the people around here, NFL scouts and GMs can tell the difference between a team that has a winning record BECAUSE of their QB, and teams that have a winning record DESPITE their QB.

    It’s the reason that no one fell all over themselves to get Trent Dilfer or Brad Johnson after those two QBs won Super Bowls. It’s the reason Tim Tebow is now in television.

    There is no big money, multi-year deal waiting out there for Brian Hoyer. Trust me.

  11. What a bunch of foolishness. Hoyer will go with whoever offers him the most money. Period. He would be a fool to do anything else. He is 29 and this is his last chance for big money unless he turns into Kurt Warner. He will take it and run.

    There aren’t many good QB prospects this year in the draft and lots of teams that need QBs. Texas looks like a good bet for Hoyer. Their record is too good to grab Mariota or Winiston. And they surely know Mallett isn’t it. He is a Schwab clone. They have a good defense and some playmakers on offense. Perfect fit for Hoyer.

  12. Not a johnny football fan.nor am i a hater ….but i know about 32 teams who could use a GM who can see into the future like all u johnny haters…no one has really seen him play in the nfl….so ur decisions on him r wrong or all of u can see into the future…
    Hard to believe that people hate on him because he parties….im sure no one on this site parties or partied in their early 20’s right.
    Grow up haters and hate on him if he shows he cant play …until then please shut ur pie holes

  13. So next year he’ll be an undrafted free agent signing with team #5 in his 6 year career. Truly a franchise QB to hang your team’s future to.

  14. He’s not getting a starting job for another team next year so there’s a good chance he’ll be back as the backup.

    Something which he’ll get back to being starting at halftime today.

  15. riders008 says:
    Dec 7, 2014 12:14 PM
    Not a johnny football fan.nor am i a hater ….but i know about 32 teams who could use a GM who can see into the future like all u johnny haters…no one has really seen him play in the nfl….so ur decisions on him r wrong or all of u can see into the future…
    Hard to believe that people hate on him because he parties….im sure no one on this site parties or partied in their early 20’s right.
    Grow up haters and hate on him if he shows he cant play …until then please shut ur pie holes

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    It’s a good thing there wasn’t social media in the 70’s and 80’s. Many things the players did back then make Manziel look like a saint.

  16. Browns have a history of making the mistake of letting good people go. Anyone remember a Cleveland head coach by the last name of Belichick?

  17. Please no overpay, Bills. Orton isn’t the answer, but you give Orton a half decent offensive line and you’ve got pretty much the same thing in him as you would in hoyer, without a long term inflated contract.

  18. I believe entering the FA market will be the dose of cold water Hoyer needs.

    He’s a decent QB and ideal as a backup. He’s simply not a starting QB, long-term anyway.

  19. 32brown says:
    Dec 7, 2014 1:47 PM
    Browns have a history of making the mistake of letting good people go. Anyone remember a Cleveland head coach by the last name of Belichick?

    You are obviously not an informed Browns fan, Modell moved the team to Baltimore and fired Belichick after the move he fired Bekichick, get the facts straight.
    I’d like to see the list of good people they let go, the people they didn’t draft is a different story.
    After today’s terrible performance Hoyer should go hide.

  20. HAAAAAA! I love the picture they used. I can see it now, “Hoyer calls agent”

    Hoyer: Hey jim just wondering if anyone called with an interest in me yet?

    Agent: “annoyed breathing” No brian no one has called yet.

    And this is week 13 next year lol

  21. It’s called regressing to the mean. Hoyer had a less than stellar college career, so why would he be a good pro? I love that he actually thinks he’s good. He’ll probably be a backup somewhere next year. Browns are lucky he won’t be stealing from them next season.

  22. Manziel will soon find out what it is like to be Cutler, Kap, RG3, and others.

    Fortunately he has time to develop in to a good QB….but will he is the million dollar question.

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