Patriots cut Brian Hoyer

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The Patriots have cut their second veteran quarterback of the day: Brian Hoyer.

Hoyer was officially released today, according to Albert Breer of SI.com. That news comes after the shocking news that Cam Newton was cut today as well.

Unlike Newton, it wouldn’t be surprising if Hoyer returns to the Patriots. Hoyer has been with the Patriots for years over multiple stints, and he might have told the team he’ll gladly re-sign with them once all the dust settles from the hundreds of roster moves going on in the NFL today.

But for the moment, the Patriots are down to just rookie Mac Jones on the active roster, Jarret Stidham on the physically unable to perform list, and no other quarterbacks on the roster at all.

55 responses to “Patriots cut Brian Hoyer

  1. Nothing to see here. Just paperwork so they can claim someone else, put someone on designed to return IR or not guarantee Hoyers salary.

  2. What??? Now this sounds downright reckless to fire your two veteran QBs, leave only a rookie to start the season. I’m shocked.

  3. I expected Hoyer to be cut, but that was if Cam made the team and healthy Stidham. I was wondering why he would sign a minimum deal to be the 4th guy and not make the team, but I saw he got $100,000 guaranteed. I thought maybe that was essentially payment for training camp and mentoring the rookie for awhile as a pre-season extra coach.

  4. 1) Nothing to see here. Just paperwork….
    2) ..leave only a rookie to start the season. I’m shocked…
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    Guys, two notes/possibilities:
    1) Aye, except last time they did this with Hoyer, Colts stole him.
    2) Stidham would only have to sit out 6 weeks if he’s on PUP when the season starts, so maybe he’s expected back sooner and after roster games he ends up listed the 53rd man.

  5. All that’s left to do for Bill Belichick,is send Jarret Stidham some flowers in a vase and a card that says”You’re fired.”

  6. iloveyouneighbor says:
    August 31, 2021 at 6:09 pm
    By tomorrow the Pats will be at 100% vaccinated. I love the way Bill works!

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    And what will that mean exactly? They will still have players infected with Covid and miss playing time. So what exactly will it accomplish?

  7. nhpats2011 says:
    August 31, 2021 at 6:17 pm

    iloveyouneighbor says:
    August 31, 2021 at 6:09 pm
    By tomorrow the Pats will be at 100% vaccinated. I love the way Bill works!

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    And what will that mean exactly? They will still have players infected with Covid and miss playing time. So what exactly will it accomplish?

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    You’re missing the point. Yes, there could be some breakthrough cases, but it means if a vaccinated player is in contact with someone who tests positive, they don’t have to quarantine five days so long as they test negative. An unvaxxed player has to stay away five days regardless of a negative test. It might not make total sense, but it increases the chances of a player being available and also decreases the chances of having an entire position group decimated by a single positive test.

  8. Does everyone forget that Bill Belichick was a disaster as a head coach in Cleveland and before Tom Brady!

  9. Hoyer will be back. Seems like they’re all in on Mac so I’m wondering if they’ll be looking to trade Stidham when they activate him from the PUP list and keep Hoyer around to continue to mentor the rookie.

  10. I thought he was technically adopted he’s on the team for so long. Presume about 1 business day after no other gig appears he’ll be back as the QB coach.

  11. Does everyone forget that Bill Belichick was a disaster as a head coach in Cleveland and before Tom Brady!

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    BB was the last Cleveland coach to win 10+ games and make the playoffs until last year. Stop with the false narrative.

  12. goodellisaclown says:
    August 31, 2021 at 6:29 pm
    nhpats2011 says:
    August 31, 2021 at 6:17 pm

    iloveyouneighbor says:
    August 31, 2021 at 6:09 pm
    By tomorrow the Pats will be at 100% vaccinated. I love the way Bill works!

    ——

    And what will that mean exactly? They will still have players infected with Covid and miss playing time. So what exactly will it accomplish?

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    You’re missing the point. Yes, there could be some breakthrough cases, but it means if a vaccinated player is in contact with someone who tests positive, they don’t have to quarantine five days so long as they test negative. An unvaxxed player has to stay away five days regardless of a negative test. It might not make total sense, but it increases the chances of a player being available and also decreases the chances of having an entire position group decimated by a single positive test.

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    And the “point” is that there is no scientific basis for any of that…. It’s just more arbitrary crap made up by Roger and company

  13. dantheman says:
    August 31, 2021 at 6:36 pm
    Does everyone forget that Bill Belichick was a disaster as a head coach in Cleveland and before Tom Brady!

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    Actually as a Patriots’ fan I seem to remember BB’s Browns beating Bill Parcels’ Patriots in the postseason in 1994. I also believe the Browns had the NFL’s top defense that year

  14. dantheman says:
    August 31, 2021 at 6:36 pm
    Does everyone forget that Bill Belichick was a disaster as a head coach in Cleveland and before Tom Brady!
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    Such a disaster that the team he was building from the ground up moved to Baltimore and instantly began to dominate.

  15. There’s scientific basis for all these protocols. It’s just that some people like to stick their fingers in their ears and repeat to themselves, I don’t believe it. Like children. Listening to misinformation does not mean you’ve done your homework.

  16. nhpats2011 says:
    August 31, 2021 at 7:10 pm

    goodellisaclown says:
    August 31, 2021 at 6:29 pm
    nhpats2011 says:
    August 31, 2021 at 6:17 pm

    iloveyouneighbor says:
    August 31, 2021 at 6:09 pm
    By tomorrow the Pats will be at 100% vaccinated. I love the way Bill works!

    ——

    And what will that mean exactly? They will still have players infected with Covid and miss playing time. So what exactly will it accomplish?

    _____

    You’re missing the point. Yes, there could be some breakthrough cases, but it means if a vaccinated player is in contact with someone who tests positive, they don’t have to quarantine five days so long as they test negative. An unvaxxed player has to stay away five days regardless of a negative test. It might not make total sense, but it increases the chances of a player being available and also decreases the chances of having an entire position group decimated by a single positive test.

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    And the “point” is that there is no scientific basis for any of that…. It’s just more arbitrary crap made up by Roger and company

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    I’m not sure it’s wise to state it in such absolute terms. I’m not a doctor and didn’t gain a degree from social media like so many others over the past 18 months. My understanding of what actual medical authorities say is that while breakthrough cases via the Delta variant are happening, the vaccine (and forthcoming boosters) do still give some level of protection as compared to being unvaxxed, and it certainly increases a players chances of needing to be hospitalized or worse. In the grand scheme of society, isn’t that “the point?” I won’t argue about Goodell making haphazard decisions (be DOES all the time), but let’s not use his foolishness as an excuse not to get vaxxed.

  17. stevenreichert says:
    August 31, 2021 at 5:52 pm
    What??? Now this sounds downright reckless to fire your two veteran QBs, leave only a rookie to start the season. I’m shocked.

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    You must be new here.

  18. I wonder how deep we need to get into the season before Pats fans realize Guinus Bill is gone and Cleavland Bill is back

  19. cletuspstillwaterjr says:
    August 31, 2021 at 7:44 pm
    I wonder how deep we need to get into the season before Pats fans realize Guinus Bill is gone and Cleavland Bill is back

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    I can smell the fear from here. You’ll be in a straight jacket with NHPats and others come Halloween.

    BB improved Cleveland every year and they were many pundits’ picks to be in the SB in 1995 before the announcement of the move.

    Revisionist history is for dumb or dishonest people.

  20. There are several things you want in a backup QB. You want a player who can come off the bench and win. You want a player who knows your system better than most of the coaches. You want a player with an affordable salary. So I don’t seen why any Patriots fans would be upset with this news. Furthermore, there’s probably a decent chance Hoyer will be on the team this year. It’s not like any other team is going to sign him, and the idea of making a move just to block the Patriots kind of went out the door when Tom Brady left. Nobody fears New England anymore. No disrespect to Belichick. Most HOF coaches that I can think of had HOF QB’s, too. Belichick doesn’t have anything to apologize for. Most coaches would have found a way to screw up long before they got to their 6th super bowl.

  21. If a player finishes preseason on the PUP list, they can be placed on the regular season PUP list.

    Players on the PUP list may not practice or play the first six weeks of the season. After the sixth week, the player must be allowed to return to practice, placed on injured reserved or released within five weeks.

    If the player returns to practice, the team has three weeks to decide to place him on the active roster or on the injured reserve list.

    Players on the PUP list do not count aginst the 53-man roster, but do count against the 90-man roster limit.

  22. Just roster musical chairs. it’s a glorious time to be a Pat’s fan we just got our team back now that the cam newton reclamation project is over!

  23. dantheman says:
    August 31, 2021 at 6:36 pm
    Does everyone forget that Bill Belichick was a disaster as a head coach in Cleveland and before Tom Brady!

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    He was the last coach to win a playoffgame with that dumpster fire of a team.

  24. Belichick keeps repeating his mistakes. First, he sidelines a quality QB in Drew Bledsow for an unknown sixth round pick, and now this?! Outrage!

  25. Wonder if Cam got fired for not having the shot? I thought I read he is refusing it but not sure. Certainly something other then football going on with that guy and the Pats right now.

  26. dantheman says:
    August 31, 2021 at 6:36 pm
    Does everyone forget that Bill Belichick was a disaster as a head coach in Cleveland and before Tom Brady!

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    Did you forget every coach at cleveland sucked because the team basically did for decades

  27. BB was the main reason Pats won all those SBs. Funny how people forget that Brady was considered a game manager in those early years while Manning was gobbling up MVPs and Pats’ won every game by a late turnover, Brady thows a couple short passes and Adam V FG. Defense was the key. Then a 10 year SB drought with Brady putting up big numbers. BB > Brady. Belichick is the architect.

  28. Hoyer is not subject to the waiver wire.
    He is a fully vested free agent who can pick and choose who he wants to sign or resign with.

  29. nhpats2011 says:
    August 31, 2021 at 7:10 pm
    goodellisaclown says:
    August 31, 2021 at 6:29 pm
    nhpats2011 says:
    August 31, 2021 at 6:17 pm

    iloveyouneighbor says:
    August 31, 2021 at 6:09 pm
    By tomorrow the Pats will be at 100% vaccinated. I love the way Bill works!

    ——

    And what will that mean exactly? They will still have players infected with Covid and miss playing time. So what exactly will it accomplish?

    _____

    You’re missing the point. Yes, there could be some breakthrough cases, but it means if a vaccinated player is in contact with someone who tests positive, they don’t have to quarantine five days so long as they test negative. An unvaxxed player has to stay away five days regardless of a negative test. It might not make total sense, but it increases the chances of a player being available and also decreases the chances of having an entire position group decimated by a single positive test.

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    And the “point” is that there is no scientific basis for any of that…. It’s just more arbitrary crap made up by Roger and company

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    The “point” is the NFL rulebook. It dictates that unvaccinated players have to follow those protocols. And those protocols affect the most important abilities, availability, dependability, and reliability. Those things count more than all your medical arguments, and the other guys’s combined.

  30. Belichick’s a good coach, but every so often he does things that leave a number of us scratching our heads. The most glaring one to this point was his decision to bench Malcolm Butler for virtually the entirety of SB LII (I think he was in on one special teams play, and that might have been an oversight on Belichick’s part), thus potentially costing the Patriots a Super Bowl win. Now it’s a cut of a guy who’s been brilliant in the backup role, and the only veteran qb left on the roster.

    And I know Hoyer may well make the practice squad – if he’s still available. We’ll see.

  31. They‘ll have a look at Davis Webb, who was once on their draft radar, and bring back Hoyer later if Webb is not the guy they think he could be to develop behind Mac.

  32. It truly is a shame that so many fans are blinded by the Patriots success to the point that they cannot appreciate Belichick’s genius. The Cleveland comment above is way off base as refuted by another couple of readers / writers. He took guys like Cassel and Hoyer and turned them into solid qbs. He has dominated the NFL for 20 years.

    He’s amazing. Best NFL coach of all time.. all accomplished during the salary cap era.

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