Player Outlook
Hoyer will remain the No. 2 quarterback in New England this season behind Mac Jones, but Hoyer is not worth drafting in most leagues. He would only have Fantasy value in two-quarterback and Superflex leagues if Hoyer was forced to miss any time due to injury. In 2021, Hoyer appeared in just five games and attempted 11 passes. He has limited Fantasy value if Jones is healthy and starting for the Patriots.

Fantasy Stats

passing rushing fantasy
Year yds
Passing Yards
Touchdown Passes
Interceptions Thrown
Rushing Yards
Rushing Touchdowns
Fantasy Points
Fantasy Points per Game
2021 227 1 -8 153
2020 130 1 8 11
3y Avg. 243 2 2 1 155
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  • Patriots' Brian Hoyer: Staying with Pats

    Hoyer is signing a a two-year, $4 million contract to stay with the Patriots, Jeremy Fowler of reports. The 36-year-old backup QB has played for seven NFL teams, but the Patriots are the only one he's spent more than two seasons with. Despite that, Hoyer has made just one start in a New England uniform, and each of his five appearances last season came off the bench behind Mac Jones, who will be back in 2022 as the team's starting QB. That leaves Hoyer as the favorite for the No. 2 job, though the Patriots could add some competition before camp.
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  • Patriots' Brian Hoyer: Returns to active roster

    Hoyer was activated from the reserve/COVID-19 list Saturday, Mike Reiss of reports. Hoyer hit the list Tuesday but has cleared the necessary protocols. He'll be on the sideline for Sunday's tilt against the Jaguars.
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  • Patriots' Brian Hoyer: Placed on reserve/COVID-19 list

    Hoyer (illness) was put on the reserve/COVID-19 list Tuesday, Mike Reiss of reports. The backup quarterback tested positive for the virus Tuesday and will likely be unavailable for Sunday's contest against the Jaguars. With Hoyer on the shelf, Jarrett Stidham will likely operate as the top reserve option behind starter Mac Jones.
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  • Patriots' Brian Hoyer: Promoted to active roster

    Hoyer agreed to a deal with the Patriots on Saturday that will promote him to the 53-man roster, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports. Hoyer will serve as the backup to Mac Jones under center, as Jarrett Stidham (back) remains on the reserve/PUP list. The journeryman Hoyer last saw action on the field in Week 4 of 2020. He completed 15 of 25 passes for 130 yards, one touchdown and two interceptions in the contest.
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  • Brian Hoyer: Headed back to practice squad

    Hoyer reverted from the active roster back to the practice squad Monday, Ben Volin of The Boston Globe reports. Hoyer was elevated to the active roster Sunday in order to serve as the team's backup quarterback. He's likely to return to the same role for the New England in its Week 2 matchup against the Jets, and he could be signed to the active roster with Jarrett Stidham (back) sidelined through at least Week 6.
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  • Patriots' Brian Hoyer: Elevated from practice squad

    Hoyer was elevated from the Patriots' practice squad ahead of Sunday's Week 1 matchup against the Dolphins, Mike Reiss of reports. Since Jarrett Stidham (back) is on the reserve/PUP list to begin the year, Hoyer will join the active roster for the season opener to serve as the primary backup to Mac Jones. The 35-year-old Hoyer appeared in one game for the Patriots last year and completed 15 of 24 passes for 130 yards and an interception.
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  • Brian Hoyer: Joins Patriots' practice squad

    Hoyer agreed Wednesday to join New England's initial practice squad, Mike Reiss of reports. As expected, the veteran quarterback -- who was let go during the team's Tuesday roster cuts -- has returned to New England in short order. Once New England's roster shuffling settles down, look for Hoyer to rejoin the team's active roster in order to serve as Mac Jones' top backup heading into Week 1.
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  • Brian Hoyer: Released, but expected back

    Hoyer was released by the Patriots on Tuesday, Mike Reiss of reports. The move arrives on the same day that the Patriots parted ways with Cam Newton, but the expectation is that Hoyer will be re-signed by the team in the coming days in order to back up starting QB Mac Jones. Per Reiss, Hoyer's release gives New England some roster-setting flexibility in the short term.
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  • Patriots' Brian Hoyer: Returns to New England

    The Patriots are re-signing Hoyer, Jim McBride of The Boston Globe reports. Hoyer's return suddenly gives New England one of the deepest quarterback rooms in the league, as the veteran likely slots in as the No. 4 option behind all of Cam Newton, Mac Jones and Jarrett Stidham. Last season, Hoyer served as the Patriot's third quarterback and logged a single start. It's unlikely that the team carries more than three signal-callers onto the regular season roster, so Hoyer could compete with Stidham for the final spot.
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  • Patriots' Brian Hoyer: Closes season as No. 3 QB

    Hoyer finished the 2020 season with 15 completions on 24 passing attempts for 130 yards and an interception in one appearance. Hoyer did log a start in Week 4, when Cam Newton landed on the reserve/COVID list, but aside from that he served as the team's No. 3 QB for the bulk of the campaign, while Jarrett Stidham settled in as the team's top backup. Like Newton, Hoyer is eligible to become an unrestricted free agent this offseason and it's uncertain whether team will try to re-sign either veteran signal caller.
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  • Patriots' Brian Hoyer: Inactive Sunday

    Hoyer is inactive for Sunday's game against the Broncos. As a result, Jarrett Stidham will back up Cam Newton, who is returning to action Sunday following a one-game absence.
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  • Patriots' Brian Hoyer: Bound for reserve role

    Hoyer is slated return to the No. 2 or 3 quarterback role for the Patriots' Week 6 game against the Broncos after starter Cam Newton, was activated from the reserve/COVID-19 list Wednesday, Mike Reiss of reports. Even if Newton wasn't cleared for Week 6, Hoyer wasn't expected to start Sunday anyway, with Jarrett Stidham likely to have drawn the assignment. After flopping in his turn as a starter in place of Newton in the Patriots' Week 4 loss to the Broncos, Hoyer could be a healthy inactive moving forward if head coach Bill Belichick elects to roll with Stidham as the top backup quarterback.
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  • Patriots' Brian Hoyer: Lackluster showing in loss

    Hoyer completed 15 of 24 passes for 130 yards with no touchdowns and one interception in the Patriots' 26-10 loss to the Chiefs on Monday night. He also gained eight yards on his sole rush and lost a fumble before being replaced by Jarrett Stidham late in the third quarter. The veteran quarterback drew the start for Cam Newton (illness), but even Hoyer's extensive experience in coordinator Josh McDaniels' offense couldn't help him to a competent performance against an aggressive KC defense. A miscue ultimately proved his undoing, as Hoyer fumbled at the Chiefs' eight-yard line to short-circuit New England's best drive of the night in the latter portion of the third quarter. That eventually led to Stidham mopping up after that point, and although the second-year signal-caller was guilty of a pick-six on a deflected ball off the hands of Julian Edelman, he may be in line for a Week 5 start against the Broncos over Hoyer if Newton is still sidelined for that contest.
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  • Patriots' Brian Hoyer: In line to start Monday night game

    Hoyer and the Patriots are now in line to play the Chiefs on Monday night at 7:05 ET, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports. Ian Rapoport of NFL Network relays the Chiefs' latest round of point of care COVID-19 tests came up clear, paving the way for the NFL to proceed with a Monday night rescheduling of the contest, which was originally slated to take place Sunday afternoon. Per ESPN's Mike Reiss, Hoyer is poised to start at QB for the Patriots on Monday in place of starter Cam Newton, who was placed on the reserve/COVID list Saturday. Additionally, Jarrett Stidham is in line to be made active by the team for the first time this season.
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  • Patriots' Brian Hoyer: No new positive tests for Patriots

    Hoyer and the rest of the Patriots other than Cam Newton, all tested negative for COVID-19 on Saturday night, per ESPN's Adam Schefter. If the game is played this week, it'll be moved to Monday or Tuesday night, and Hoyer will start in place of Newton. That no other Patriot tested positive yet makes it more likely the game is played rather than postponed until later in the season.
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  • Patriots' Brian Hoyer: Expected to start

    Hoyer will start Week 4 against the Chiefs if the game is merely postponed due to positive COVID-19 tests rather than canceled, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports. Cam Newton was among those players whose positive tests caused the game to be postponed. Hoyer is ahead of Jarrett Stidham on the Patriots' depth chart and is expected to get the nod in his place. It remains unclear whether or not the game will indeed go forward during Week 4, however. The league hopes to play the game Monday or Tuesday, but a similar plan was initially proposed for the Titans/Steelers contest, which eventually got canceled and will be made up during a future week.
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  • Patriots' Brian Hoyer: Could start if game gets played

    Hoyer and the Patriots will not play the Chiefs in their scheduled Sunday matchup and the NFL instead hopes to move the game to Monday or Tuesday after players from both sides tested positive for COVID-19. The change comes after it was reported earlier Saturday that Cam Newton had tested positive for COVID-19 while Chiefs practice-squad quarterback Jordan Ta'amu also tested positive. It's unclear as of yet who will step in during Newton's absence, but Hoyer has been the only active backup through the first three weeks with Jarrett Stidham acting as a healthy scratch. Stidham was perceived to be the favorite to start prior to the Newton offseason signing, so it's difficult to say for certain how the Patriots might operate their QB depth chart following the latest news.
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  • Patriots' Brian Hoyer: Backs up Newton in opener

    Hoyer served as the Patriots' top backup during Sunday's divisional win over the Dolphins, Zack Cox of reports. Hoyer appears to have emerged ahead of Jarrett Stidham in New England's backup competition, though Cam Newton's grip on the starting job looks ironclad after an impressive Week 1 performance. Newton hasn't suited up for a full 16-game season since 2017, so his durability does remain something of a question mark, but Hoyer's only path to seeing game action in 2020 likely would be for the 31-year-old to miss time.
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  • Patriots' Brian Hoyer: Getting first-team reps

    Hoyer, Cam Newton and Jarrett Stidham have taken an even split of QB reps through the first two days of padded practices, Ryan Hannable of reports. Hoyer was promised an opportunity to compete for the starting job when he signed with the Patriots in March, but most of the recent analysis has focused on Newton, and, to a lesser extent, Stidham. Mark Daniels of the Providence Journal notes that Hoyer was the top performer at Tuesday's practice, likely benefitting from his prior experience working with offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels. That said, Newton is making progress and remains the favorite to get the Week 1 start.
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  • Patriots' Brian Hoyer: Joined by Newton in Foxborough

    The Patriots have signed Cam Newton to compete with Hoyer and Jarrett Stidham for the starting quarterback job, Mike Reiss of reports. Hoyer would've been the underdog in a 1v1 competition with Stidham and now looks like an extreme longshot to get the Week 1 start. In fact, the 34-year-old may not even have a spot on the 53-man roster, considering he's scheduled to make only $1.05 million in 2020. Ryan Hannable of WEEI reported three months ago that Hoyer was told he'd get a chance to compete for the starting job, but it's now fair to wonder if he'll actually receive a significant number of reps with the first-team offense to make his case.
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