Chudzinski announced on Monday that Hoyer would be the starter in Cleveland's Week 5 game against Buffalo on Thursday. However Chudzinski refused to commit to Hoyer beyond Week 5. "I think it's week-to-week," Chudzinski said. "Where we're at, I'm comfortable with."
The reason Chudzinski's comfortable is because he has a starting quarterback who's 2-0 in his only two starts with the Browns. Hoyer has reinvigorated the Browns offense: Cleveland has averaged 24 points per game since Hoyer took over for an injured Brandon Weeden before Week 3. Under Weeden, the Browns went 0-2 and were only scoring eight points per game.
Weeden threw one touchdown pass and three interceptions in Cleveland losses to Miami and Baltimore in Weeks 1 and 2. Hoyer's been on fire since taking over, throwing five touchdown passes and three interceptions in wins over the Vikings and Bengals. Hoyer also has a better completion percentage (59.8-54.7) and has thrown for more yards (590-516) than Weeden did in his two games as the Browns starter.
As long as Weeden's out with his injured thumb, Chudzinski can name Hoyer his starter week-to-week, but once Weeden is healthy, it will probably make everyone in Cleveland feel a lot better if Chudzinski just commits to Hoyer for the season.