Brian Hoyer played his first career game in 2009. Monday marked his 70th career appearance and 39th career start. He has made two rookie mistakes, which probably explains why Hoyer can’t stick anywhere as a backup. Hoyer has played for seven teams, with two different stints with the Patriots. Brian Hoyer From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Axel Edward Brian Hoyer (born October 13, 1985) is an American football quarterback for the New England Patriots of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Michigan State and was signed by the New England Patriots as an undrafted free agent in 2009.
Brian Hoyer played his first career game in 2009. Monday marked his 70th career appearance and 39th career start.
He has made two rookie mistakes, which probably explains why Hoyer can’t stick anywhere as a backup. Hoyer has played for seven teams, with two different stints with the Patriots.
Hoyer started for Cam Newton on Monday night. He won’t finish the game.
Jarrett Stidham replaced Hoyer with 42 seconds remaining in the third quarter after Hoyer made his second turnover and his second boneheaded play of the night.
Hoyer threw an interception in the first half, but worse, he took a sack on the final play of the first half after the Patriots reached the Kansas City 13. Hoyer attempted to call timeout, obviously not realizing the team had none. It cost the Patriots at least a field goal.
In the third quarter, with the Chiefs clinging to a 6-3 lead, Hoyer held onto the ball for an eternity on third-and-eight from the Kansas City 10. Taco Charlton sacked Hoyer and forced a fumble.
Seven plays later, the Chiefs had a 13-3 lead.
Hoyer is 15-of-24 for 130 yards and the pick.
The sports world has taken a strong stand when it comes to social justice in America. Uncomfortable conversations are necessary to bring injustices to light and those conversations have skyrocketed since the death of George Floyd.
Bill Belichick spoke discreetly about the New England Patriots’ conversations, and Brian Hoyer elaborated during his press conference on Monday.
“I think first and foremost I’ll say this: I’ve never been more proud to be a part of this organization,” Hoyer said, transcribed by NESN. “Last year when I went to Indianapolis I missed these guys. There’s something special about the guys in this locker room and it starts with the Matt Slaters, the Devin McCourtys, the Jason McCourtys, (Dont’a) Hightower, Julian (Edelman). We have great leadership and it trickles down.
“We talked the other day. To hear those guys speak, I don’t know how anybody can sit there and hear the cries from the Black community and not say, ‘we’re with you.’ And I know we have a unique perspective being football players and interacting with guys of different color, race, religion, whatever it might be on any day. And I always look at how fortunate we are to get to come together as one, see that we all have differences and that’s OK and that we embrace people’s differences. And you look out in our country right now and there’s a lot of division and I think if we can be an example of unity, I’m all for it. So, I fully support them and that movement. I couldn’t be more proud to be a part of not only the Patriots and our great community but the NFL community as well.”
Devin and Jason McCourty have publicly spoke about their outrage with the systemic racism and police brutality that’s rooted in this country. Hoyer touched on the lessons he’s learned from the twins.
“Look it’s more important than football,” Hoyer said. “I mean you sit there and you hear (the McCourtys) talk and hear how they have to teach their children if you get pulled over, do this or else you might not come home alive. My wife always jokes I’m not a very empathetic person but when you sit there and you see a tear running down Devin McCourty’s face, and he’s explaining that that’s what he’s gonna have to tell his kids, I’m thinking to myself how is this even possible?
“And I was fortunate enough to be raised to treat everyone the way you want to be treated, and I know that seams so simple but it’s obviously not happening in our country and throughout the world really, so you see that and you realize this is important, and you gotta create time. You gotta sit down and have those conversations, be able to sit in the locker room and talk for 25-30 minutes and say, “Here, I hear you, I’m here for you, what can we do to help?”