When the Cleveland Browns traded away running back Trent Richardson, many fans and analysts presumed they were throwing their season to get one of the top picks in this year’s upcoming draft. The very same day, the organization announced that third string and fifth year pro Brian Hoyer would be starting in place of the injured Brandon Weeden.
Through the first two weeks as the Brown’s starting quarterback, Weeden completed just 54.7% of his passes for 516 yards, one touchdown and three interceptions. On Sunday against the Minnesota Vikings, Hoyer completely out-shined Weeden completing 55.6% of his passes for 321 yards, three touchdowns and three interceptions. However, the most impressive stat for Hoyer would be the ‘W’ he registered for the previously winless Browns.
Hoyer capped off his impressive day by driving the ball on a game winning drive for 55 yards on 11 plays that was highlighted by an impressive touchdown pass to tight end Jordan Cameron, who caught two touchdowns from Hoyer on the day as well as one from the team’s punter, Spencer Landing.
Head coach Rob Chudzinski has yet to say whether or not Hoyer has won the starting quarterback job. Due to how sparse wins have been in the Browns’ recent history, Cleveland needs to start whoever keeps adding wins to their schedule. Expect Hoyer to start again in week 4 when they take on the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday.