After the emergence of Bailey Zappe, the New England Patriots have reportedly made another move at the quarterback position. The Patriots announced on Thursday that they released veteran QB, Brian Hoyer — again.
This may be it for the 37-year-old Hoyer, who was on his third and potentially last stint with the club that signed him as an undrafted free agent in 2009.
The Patriots elected to part ways with Hoyer, who made one start in place of an injured Mac Jones last season. In the only game that he appeared in last season, Hoyer completed 5-of-6 passes for 30 yards before he suffered a head injury that knocked him out for the rest of the game. He suffered a concussion and was later placed on injured reserve, which allowed Zappe to step in and created a momentary quarterback controversy in New England.
In 15 NFL seasons, Hoyer spent time with the Patriots, Arizona Cardinals, Cleveland Browns, Houston Texans, Chicago Bears, San Francisco 49ers, and Indianapolis Colts, making 40 career starts and compiling a 16-24 record as a starter. Hoyer’s best season came with Hiustin in 2015, in which he completed 60.7% of his passes for 2,606 yards with 19 touchdowns and 7 interceptions in 11 games (nine starts).
We’ll have to see if Hoyer draws interest as a backup on the free-agent market.