Hoyer getting 1st career start just weeks after joining AZ...against SF (yikes) RT @kentsomers Hoyer to start in sf, whiz says
— shalise manza young (@shalisemyoung) December 26, 2012
I've been all over the Brian Hoyer news. From his trip to Pittsburgh to Arizona. The quarterback situation with the Cardinals is probably the worst we've seen in the NFL in a long time. Yes, it even trumps the Jets with their ineptitude. At least the Jets have quarterbacks people have heard of.
The Cardinals started the season with John Skelton, switched to Kevin Kolb, back to Skelton, then inexplicably to rookie Ryan Lindley. Former Patriots back up quarterback, Brian Hoyer, is the latest and last to get the call.
Hoyer never started a game for New England, playing behind Brady, but he impressed (at least me) in some of his limited reps during regular season meaningless games. He was cut this off-season, partly due to his contract and partly due to the rise of third round pick Ryan Mallett in his sophomore season.
Hoyer saw some time at quarterback in last week's loss to the Chicago Bears. He was 11 for 19, completed 57.9% of his passes, fumbled once and threw an interception. Part of the horrible quarterback play in Arizona has been the atrocious offensive line. Hoyer felt the effects of that first hand, getting sacked twice.
Apparently Hoyer played well enough to get the start next week against a dangerous San Francisco defense angry after getting blown out by division rival Seattle. I wish Hoyer the best though things aren't looking up for him. A solid performance against such a good defense might earn him a chance somewhere in the league next year.