Asked an open-ended question about his quarterbacks, new
“We’re looking forward to getting him back to where at least he’ll do some limited work in the spring," Pettine continued, referring to Hoyer's comeback from ACL surgery. "I’ve always admired Brian from afar. He’s proven he can be successful in the NFL, but at the same time, you’re always looking to make the team better and that’s the most important position.”
The Browns still are expected to draft a quarterback at No. 4 overall.
Hoyer doesn't know if he'll be the starter next season, especially coming off a torn ACL last year, but he's excited to prove himself once offseason workouts begin.
"For me it’s about coming in here, rehabbing, preparing myself as best I can for when we start back up and go from there," he said. "From my time talking to coach Pettine, I'm excited to play for the guy. He's one of those coaches who you look at him and he's a football guy. He's going to bring some intensity, accountability, all of those things. For me, I can't wait for April to start."
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Lombardi was a fan of Hoyer and brought him to Cleveland. The new staff seems to love him too, but the Browns could draft a quarterback at No. 4 overall and decide to move on from Hoyer.
The report says if Hoyer wants a chance to start then Texans coach Bill O'Brien, who coached Hoyer in New England, would probably at least be intrigued. But the Browns would have to decide to part ways with Hoyer to make that happen since he's signed through this season.
“I think Brian’s a very capable guy,” Shanahan said. “Everyone’s looking for one of those top five guys. If you’re not one of those top five guys, then odds are you’re trying to get replaced. Obviously, no one here has proven they are one of those top five guys.
“But he has shown he can play in this league," Shanahan continued. "You’ve got to see what his ceiling is and how high a level he can reach. Everyone wants a franchise quarterback. I truly believe that’s the only way to have sustained success in this league. I’m not saying he is. But he hasn’t shown that he can’t be. So I’m looking forward to studying him more. It’s nice to be in this building so I can look at a lot of practice tape, also.”
|2009||New England Patriots||5||0||27||19||70.4||142||5.26||17||0||0||2/18||0||0||82.6|
|2010||New England Patriots||5||0||15||7||46.7||122||8.13||42||1||1||0/0||1||1||69.3|
|2011||New England Patriots||3||0||1||1||100.0||22||22.00||22||0||0||0/0||1||0||118.8|
|2009||New England Patriots||5||0||10||25||2.5||20||1||1||3|
|2010||New England Patriots||5||0||10||-8||-0.8||1||0||0||0|
|2011||New England Patriots||3||0||4||-3||-0.8||0||0||0||0|
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|2010||New England Patriots||5||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|2011||New England Patriots||3||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|