Player Bio

Brian Hoyer
QB #2
Height:
6-2
Weight:
215
Age:
31
College:
Michigan State
Experience:
8

Quick Stats (2016):

TDS
6
INT
0
YDS
1,445
RTG
98
Career Stats
SeasonTeamGamesPassingRushingFumbles
GGSCompAttYdsAvgTDIntSckSckYRateAttYdsAvgTDFUMLost
TOTAL 714 1,199 8,608 7.2 44 26 65 459 84.8 77 117 1.5 1 14 4
2016 CHI 6 5 134 200 1,445 7.2 6 0 4 18 98 7 -2 -0.3 0 3 1
2015 HOU 11 9 224 369 2,606 7.1 19 7 25 185 91.4 15 44 2.9 0 6 2
2014 CLE 14 13 242 438 3,326 7.6 12 13 24 160 76.5 24 39 1.6 0 4 1
2013 CLE 3 3 57 96 615 6.4 5 3 6 48 82.6 6 16 2.7 0 -- --
2012 ARI 2 1 30 53 330 6.2 1 2 4 30 65.8 1 6 6 0 1 0
2012 PIT 0 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2011 NE 3 0 1 1 22 22 0 0 0 0 118.8 4 -3 -0.8 0 -- --
2010 NE 5 0 7 15 122 8.1 1 1 0 0 69.3 10 -8 -0.8 0 -- --
2009 NE 5 0 19 27 142 5.3 0 0 2 18 82.6 10 25 2.5 1 -- --
Recent Games
WKOppResultPassingRushingFumbles
CompAttPctYdsAvgTDIntSckSckYRateAttYdsAvgTDFUMLost
1 @HOU L 14-23 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2 PHI L 14-29 9 12 75 78 6.5 0 0 0 0 91.7 -- -- -- -- -- --
3 @DAL L 17-31 30 49 61.2 317 6.5 2 0 1 5 93.7 2 2 1 0 2 1
4 DET W 17-14 28 36 77.8 302 8.4 2 0 2 8 120.1 3 -3 -1 0 -- --
5 @IND L 23-29 33 43 76.7 397 9.2 2 0 0 0 120 1 -1 -1 0 -- --
6 JAX L 16-17 30 49 61.2 302 6.2 0 0 1 5 78.8 1 0 -- 0 1 0
7 @GB L 10-26 4 11 36.4 49 4.5 0 0 0 0 50.9 -- -- -- -- -- --

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Biography

PRO CAREER: Completed 580-of-999 passes (58.1 percent) for 7,163 yards in 43 games with 26 starts in 7 seasons with the New England Patriots (2009-11), Pittsburgh Steelers (2012), Arizona Cardinals (2012), Cleveland Browns (2013-14) and Houston Texans (2015)... Owns 38 passing touchdowns, 26 interceptions and 119 rushing yards on 70 attempts with 1 rushing touchdown... Coming off a career-high in passing touchdowns with 19... Started his lone playoff appearance, tallying 136 yards passing on 34 attempts (15 completions) and 4 interceptions... Added 1 rush attempts for -1 yard... Made his first regular season appearance vs. TEN (10/18/09)... Made his first start at SF (12/30/12). Has 11 games with a 100-plas passer rating, with 5 of those coming in 2015 (199.3 at JAX 10/18; 116.6 vs. IND 10/8; 107.6 vs. NO 11/29; 103.9 vs. TEN 11/1; 103.8 at ATL 10/4).

PRO CAREER: Completed 580-of-999 passes (58.1 percent) for 7,163 yards in 43 games with 26 starts in 7 seasons with the New England Patriots (2009-11), Pittsburgh Steelers (2012), Arizona Cardinals (2012), Cleveland Browns (2013-14) and Houston Texans (2015)... Owns 38 passing touchdowns, 26 interceptions and 119 rushing yards on 70 attempts with 1 rushing touchdown... Coming off a career-high in passing touchdowns with 19... Started his lone playoff appearance, tallying 136 yards passing on 34 attempts (15 completions) and 4 interceptions... Added 1 rush attempts for -1 yard... Made his first regular season appearance vs. TEN (10/18/09)... Made his first start at SF (12/30/12). Has 11 games with a 100-plas passer rating, with 5 of those coming in 2015 (199.3 at JAX 10/18; 116.6 vs. IND 10/8; 107.6 vs. NO 11/29; 103.9 vs. TEN 11/1; 103.8 at ATL 10/4).

CAREER TRANSACTIONS: Signed as an undrafted free agent by the New England Patriots (4/30/09)... Re-signed with New England (3/23/12)... Waived by the Patriots (8/31/12)... Signed by the Pittsburgh Steelers (11/20/12)... Waived by Pittsburgh (12/8/12)... Acquired from waivers by the Arizona Cardinals (12/10/12)... Re-signed with the Cardinals (4/1/13)... Waived by Arizona (5/13/13)... Signed with the Cleveland Browns (5/17/13)... Signed with the Houston Texans (3/11/15)... Waived by the Texans (4/18/16)... Signed with the Chicago Bears (5/2/16). SIGNED through 2016

2015 SEASON: Threw for a career-high 19 touchdowns while appearing in 11 games with 9 starts in his first year with the Texans... Completed 224-of-369 pass attempts for 2,606 yards and 7 interceptions for a 91.4 passer rating... Added 15 rush attempts for a career-high 44 yards (2.9 avg)... Appeared in his first postseason game, throwing for 136 yards on 34 attempts with 15 completions... Threw 4 interceptions while rushing once for -1 yards.

PREVIOUS SEASONS: 2014 - Completed 242-of-438 pass attempts for 3,326 yards with 12 touchdowns, 13 interceptions and a 76.5 passer rating in his final season as a Brown... Added 39 yards rushing on 24 attempts... Set career-highs in passing yards, pass attempts, completions, touchdown passes, and rush attempts. 2013 - Threw for 615 yards and 5 touchdowns while completing 57-of-96 pass attempts (59.4 percent) in his first season in Cleveland... Added 3 interceptions and 6 rush attempts for 16 yards... Became the first Browns QB to win his first three starts with the team... Injured his knee vs. BUF (10/3) and was placed on IR. 2012 - Appeared in the final 2 contests with 1 start for the Cardinals... Attempted 53 passes with 30 completions (56.6 percent) for 330 yards, 1 touchdown, and 2 interceptions... Rushed once for 6 yards... Also spent time with the Steelers but did not appear in any games. 2011 - Participated in 3 games for New England, completing 1 pass for 22 yards... Completed his lone pass attempt to TE Rob Gronkowski, giving him the NFL single-season receiving yardage record by a tight end. 2010 - Completed 7-of-15 pass attempts for 122 yards with 1 touchdown and 1 interception in 5 games for the Patriots... Rushed 10 times for -8 yards. 2009 - In his rookie season with New England, completed 19-of-27 pass attempts for 142 yards in 5 games... Added 10 rush attempts for 25 yards and 1 touchdown.

COLLEGE: In four seasons at Michigan State (2005-08), played in 39 games with 26 starts... Finished his career with 6,159 passing yards and 35 touchdowns while completing 500-of-896 passes... Two-year starter who threw for 2,725 yards and 20 touchdowns as a junior (376 attempts, 223 completions) and 2,404 yards and 9 touchdowns as a senior (353 attempts, 180 completions).

PERSONAL: Attended St. Ignatius High School (Cleveland, OH).

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    Posted Oct 9, 2016

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