Tom Brady has left New England, however one in every of his good buddies is coming again.
The Patriots reached an settlement to signal veteran quarterback Brian Hoyer on Sunday, according to the Boston Globe, marking the return of Brady’s former backup. He will be a part of a quarterbacks room that options Jarrett Stidham and Cody Kessler, with Stidham anticipated to have an opportunity to step into the key void left by Brady signing with the Buccaneers.
The 34-year-old Hoyer’s arrival seemingly takes the Patriots out of play for different skilled signal-callers which can be available on the market, together with Cam Newton, Andy Dalton and Jameis Winston. The Patriots may additionally deal with the place in the draft, a 12 months after taking the 23-year-old Stidham out of Auburn in the fourth spherical.
ESPN reported Hoyer additionally would have a chance to compete to turn into Brady’s successor.
The Colts launched Hoyer on Saturday after signing Philip Rivers, but it surely didn’t take lengthy for him to come back again to his previous stomping grounds. This will probably be his third stint with the Patriots, the final one ending in coaching camp final 12 months after Stidham beat him out for the backup job. Hoyer first joined the Patriots in 2009 and backed up Brady for 3 seasons.
Hoyer has additionally performed for the Cardinals, Browns, Texans, Bears and 49ers, beginning 38 of his 69 profession video games.