Pats, Hoyer Agree To Contract
The New England Patriots have found their back-up quarterback after the trade of Jimmy Garoppolo, and it’s a familiar face.
According to Adam Schefter of ESPN, the Pats and former Tom Brady back-up Brian Hoyer have agreed to terms on a three-year contract. Hoyer was with the Pats from 2009-11 and has spent time with Arizona, Cleveland, Houston, Chicago, and San Francisco in his career.
Patriots reached agreement with former 49ers QB Brian Hoyer on a three-year contract, per source.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) November 1, 2017
In his 66 starts as an NFL QB, Hoyer has posted a record of 26-40 and thrown 48 total touchdowns in his nine-year pro career. He was released by the 49ers after the trade that send Garoppolo to San Francisco on Monday night.
The Pats traded Garoppolo for a second round draft pick this week and New England will now have until November 12th to get Hoyer ready for his new role with the team, after the bye week.