New England Patriots Release Veteran QB Brian Hoyer, Rookie Jarrett Stidham Heir Apparent
The second Brian Hoyer era in New England has come to an end.
Hoyer now 33-years-old has been reportedly released by the Patriots on Saturday ahead of the NFL’s 4 pm 53-man roster deadline. This was Hoyer’s second time around in New England after signing as a free agent back in October of 2017.
The former undrafted rookie free agent started his NFL career with the Patriots in 2009 before being released on the roster deadline day prior to the start of the 2012 NFL season.
Since coming back to the Patriots Hoyer has appeared in 10 games, 0 starts, attempting 8 passes with 5 completions for 49 passing yards. In his NFL career Hoyer ha appeared in 65 NFL games with 37 starts racking up 9,902 career passing yards and a 48-30 touchdown-to-interception ratio.
With the Hoyer news it means that the only other QB on the Patriots roster outside of Tom Brady is rookie QB Jarrett Stidham.
The fourth round pick out of Auburn completed 61 of 90 attempts during preseason action with a QBR of 102.6 which ranked 7th amongst the eligible QB’s in the preseason. Stidham threw for 731 yards with 4 passing touchdowns and had 1 pass intercepted.
The young QB also ranked 24th in the NFL for rushing yards during the preseason with 17 rushing attempts for 88 yards.
Stidham certainly saw a lot of preseason action and he showed a lot of promise late in games. His QBR in the 4th quarter of preseason action ticked up to 117. 7, 4th in the NFL.
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