Patriots signed QB Brian Hoyer for the third time in his career.
Hoyer spent 2018 in Indianapolis, backing up Jacoby Brissett. He started one game for the Colts and went 35-of-65 on the season. Hoyer threw four touchdowns and four interceptions. Hoyer knows the system in New England and gives them some stability at quarterback as they haven’t found a replacement for Tom Brady yet. He’ll be 35 years old in the fall. Hoyer will likely serve in a backup role and could be implemental in helping along 2nd year quarterback Jarrett Stidham to take over the toughest job in the history of the Patriots.
Hoyer is not the guy you want to lead the team, but he is a great scout, and his insight was a huge reason the Patriots defense was able to shut down the Rams in Super Bowl LIII. He will serve as a mentor to Stidham or another young quarterback should the Patriots choose to draft one.
Hoyer will make $2 million in guarantees from Pats and Colts, with the Patriots only paying $1 million of the contract.
The #Patriots will bring QB Brian Hoyer back on a 1-year deal to join Jarrett Stidham and Cody Kessler… plus there is always the draft. Given where NE is cap-wise, this is probably it at the position.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 22, 2020
Bill Belichick as soon as he heard Brian Hoyer was released by the Colts! pic.twitter.com/Fe4tRRJCbQ
— Wicked Boston (@WickedBoston_) March 22, 2020