The Las Vegas Raiders signed their starting quarterback of the future last month when they brought in former Super Bowl quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo, but now it looks like they’re bringing in another veteran quarterback to add a little bit of depth behind him.
On Tuesday afternoon, the Las Vegas Raiders announced that they have signed former New England Patriots quarterback Brian Hoyer to a two-year deal.
Hoyer, who is now 37 years old, has appeared in 76 games and made 40 starts over the course of his long NFL career. Throughout that time, he’s compiled 16-24 record as a starter. Hoyer made one start for the Patriots last year during which he completed 5-of-6 pass attempts for 37 yards before ultimately leaving the game with an injury.
By signing with Vegas, Hoyer re-unites with his former New England Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels, who is now the head coach of the Raiders. He will also be joining a number of other former Patriots players including Graoppolo.
Former Patriots currently on the Raiders 90-man roster:
QB Jimmy Garoppolo
QB Brian Hoyer
WR Jakobi Meyers
WR Phillip Dorsett
WR Isaiah Zuber
WR DeAndre Carter
RB Brandon Bolden
OT Jermaine Eluemunor
OT Justin Herron
FB Jakob Johnson
DE Chandler Jones
DT Adam Butler
— Ben Volin (@BenVolin) April 4, 2023
While Hoyer may not be the team’s starting quarterback, his addition to the roster still generated quite a bit of buzz around the NFL world.
— Cam Inman (@CamInman) April 4, 2023
Raiders are becoming New England West ☠️
The 37 year old Hoyer has been well traveled since being an UDFA in 2009.
In 40 starts, he has thrown for 10,668 yards with 53 TDs and 35ints.
He started 1 game last season and went 5/6 and 37 yards before leaving with a concussion.
— Free Agency Frosty (@FrostyTalksFB) April 4, 2023
Having a hard time getting excited about this
— John Frascella (Football) (@LegendSports7) April 4, 2023
Brian Hoyer’s last win as a starter came before Donald Trump was elected President. https://t.co/2YOp0YpiNY
— Rivers McCown (@riversmccown) April 4, 2023
Josh McDaniels has believed in this guy since 2010. He is more comfortable with Hoyer's ability to run his system than literally anyone else in the NFL. That's not hyperbole. He's the guy he'd want mentoring a young, developmental guy… https://t.co/9znATjh7cR
— DRAFTicipation.com (@drafticipation) April 4, 2023
The Raiders will become the ninth NFL team for Hoyer throughout his lengthy pro football career.