Patriots backup quarterback Brian Hoyer was a trendy name in NFL circles about a year ago. Many thought 2012 would be Hoyer's big pay day where the 26 year old bolts New England for a shot at a starting job elsewhere. But the Hoyer talk has simmered down quite a bit over the past year. Why? Well, I think it may be the arrival of Ryan Mallett, who obviously has a lot more god given talent than Hoyer and is a bit younger. But could Hoyer be the next Matt Cassel?
Many point to Matt Flynn as being an option because of his tutelage under Aaron Rodgers, but wouldn't Hoyer be even more viable playing under Brady for three years? Hoyer has only thrown 43 passes in the NFL, completing 27 of them and registering 286 yards, a touchdown, and one interception. My question is... what makes Hoyer the next Matt Cassel and what makes him the next Matt Gutierrez?
Do I think the Redskins should take a look at Hoyer? Sure. Is he the answer here? Absolutely not. Hoyer had a nice career at Michigan State but nothing that would blow anyone away. The only scenario where I think the Redskins should sign the restricted free agents is if we draft a QB and need a quality backup (if Rex Grossman doesn't re-sign).