Jarrett Stidham replaces Brian Hoyer

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Brian Hoyer played his first career game in 2009. Monday marked his 70th career appearance and 39th career start.

He has made two rookie mistakes, which probably explains why Hoyer can’t stick anywhere as a backup. Hoyer has played for seven teams, with two different stints with the Patriots.

Hoyer started for Cam Newton on Monday night. He won’t finish the game.

Jarrett Stidham replaced Hoyer with 42 seconds remaining in the third quarter after Hoyer made his second turnover and his second boneheaded play of the night.

Hoyer threw an interception in the first half, but worse, he took a sack on the final play of the first half after the Patriots reached the Kansas City 13. Hoyer attempted to call timeout, obviously not realizing the team had none. It cost the Patriots at least a field goal.

In the third quarter, with the Chiefs clinging to a 6-3 lead, Hoyer held onto the ball for an eternity on third-and-eight from the Kansas City 10. Taco Charlton sacked Hoyer and forced a fumble.

Seven plays later, the Chiefs had a 13-3 lead.

Hoyer is 15-of-24 for 130 yards and the pick.

25 responses to “Jarrett Stidham replaces Brian Hoyer

  1. He clearly just doesn’t have it anymore. And by “it,” I am referring to the unexpected, surprising stretch good quarterbacking he briefly displayed with the Browns in 2013

  2. As a Chiefs fan, why would you start Hoyer? Stidham looks more the part, more athletic, I’m guessing a better runner similar to Cam.

    I’m obviously not BB but just saying the younger kid looks much more gifted.

  3. If Newton isn’t back next game, my guess is that Stidham will be the starter. Hoyer was horrible tonight.

  4. Its saying something about what Stidham has shown in practice that Hoyer was named the starter for this game. Not saying Stidham won’t be good but I would imagine he was deemed “not ready” at this point. I guess we’ll see next week.

  5. daddeeo says:
    October 5, 2020 at 10:01 pm
    The Pats would have won except for the Hoyer choice
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    That’s a stretch. Stidham did nothing to impress.

  6. Stidham was worse than Hoyer. QB rating in the 30s, 5 of 13 for 60 yards and 2 picks? They have one NFL caliber QB on their roster and he’s out with Covid right now.

  7. zonedout100 says:
    October 5, 2020 at 9:47 pm
    If Newton isn’t back next game, my guess is that Stidham will be the starter. Hoyer was horrible tonight.

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    Makes me laugh that we are judging Stidham during Covid19 with no reps

    He needs to play. Mistake by BB to not start him or let him go out of halftime.

  8. bkinacti0n says:
    October 5, 2020 at 10:15 pm
    Its saying something about what Stidham has shown in practice that Hoyer was named the starter for this game. Not saying Stidham won’t be good but I would imagine he was deemed “not ready” at this point. I guess we’ll see next week.

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    Excellent Point! Probably has looked ALOT like what we saw in his 1.5 quarters of play tonight. Does not read defenses particularly well and makes bonehead throws in bunches. To think some “Pats Fans” thought this kid should’ve Started ahead of Cam is Beyond Laughable

  9. The entire situation was a set up to fail by the NFL… think about it…. postponed game multiple COVID tests probably minimal sleep, facilities shut down & have to travel the same day as game….. I’m actually very impressed with the way the D played & the O line had 3 back ups in it…. Hoyer is trash but Stidham played well considering the overall situation….guys looked tired out there & the Pats made a lot of uncharacteristically bad plays…. & the refs didn’t do the Patriots any favors that’s for sure…..

  10. touchback6 says:
    October 5, 2020 at 10:27 pm
    zonedout100 says:
    October 5, 2020 at 9:47 pm
    If Newton isn’t back next game, my guess is that Stidham will be the starter. Hoyer was horrible tonight.

    12 1 Rate This

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    Makes me laugh that we are judging Stidham during Covid19 with no reps

    He needs to play. Mistake by BB to not start him or let him go out of halftime.

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    That’s your excuse? Justin Herbert seems to be doing just fine. But keep thinking he’s the franchise. Everyone is hoping for it.

  11. Stidham was hurt during camp & missed out on a ton of reps….. this entire situation was BS for the Pats… game should have been delayed & traveling same day of game with minimal rest & dealing with all the COVID testing to boot makes this game a total joke on behalf of the Patriots….. just totally set up to fail….. Roger & the refs did us no favors & Hoyer needs to be kicking a can NOW….

  12. Hoyer played about as well tonight against a Reid coached Chiefs team as he did the very last time he was a starting QB against them.

    During the AFC wild card game after the 2015 season, when he tossed 4 interceptions and the Chiefs hung a goose egg around the Texan’s neck in their own crib.

    I about jumped for joy when it was announced Hoyer would start over Stidham. Belicheck really fooled Reid and Spagnuolo with that decision.

  13. The genius thinks he could win with these quarterbacks, but he’s soon to be under .500 without Brady. Just like when he coached before Brady. Brady made Belichick smart.

  14. Meh, Jarret Cutestory the famous pirate lawyer is not going to make starter. He might be a serviceable backup if he gets enough reps.

  15. 5 of 13 for 60 yards and 2 INTs isn’t exactly a world beating performance.
    I bet this kid would jump on a fumble, though.

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