Brian Hoyer

Las Vegas Raiders
Quarterback #2
Las Vegas Raiders
Quarterback #2

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Raiders Release Brian Hoyer

According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, the Raiders parted ways with quarterback Brian Hoyer. The journeyman signal-caller has bounced around the league over the year. He's appeared in 79 regular season games, tossing for 10,899 yards and 53 touchdowns (37 picks) off 59.3% passing. He hasn't done much in the last few seasons, and he finished the 2023-24 campaign by throwing for just 231 yards, along with two picks. At any rate, there could be a market for Hoyer, who has established himself as a quality backup during his career. But even if the 38-year-old finds a new team, that doesn't mean he'll draw attention from managers in fantasy drafts heading into the new season.

Mar 8, 2024 8:37 PM EST

Aidan O'Connell Could Be Benched For Jimmy Garoppolo Or Brian Hoyer

Las Vegas Raiders interim head coach Antonio Pierce said he is not decided on who will start at quarterback on Thursday night against the division-rival Los Angeles Chargers. Rookie Aidan O'Connell could be benched for Jimmy Garoppolo or even veteran Brian Hoyer after he failed to lead the Raiders to any points in the Week 14 loss to the Minnesota Vikings. A previous report by The Athletic's Vic Tafur suggested it would be likely the Raiders would bench O'Connell if he played poorly this week, but it turns out O'Connell may not even get a chance to play on Thursday at all. O'Connell has been pretty bad the last few weeks and only threw for 171 yards and an interception against Minnesota. The matchup is nice against LA, but whoever is starting under center for the Raiders on Thursday will be no more than a low-end QB2 option for fantasy managers in superflex leagues.

Dec 13, 2023 12:03 PM EST

Brian Hoyer Extends Losing Streak

Las Vegas Raiders quarterback Brian Hoyer completed 17 of 32 passes (53%) for 129 yards and two interceptions in the Week 7 loss to the Chicago Bears. Hoyer, filling in for injured Jimmy Garoppolo, struggled to get the offense going at Soldier Field. The veteran quarterback had zero passing touchdowns and was sacked once. Hoyer has now lost 13 straight starts dating back to 2016. The Raiders got down big in this contest and eventually placed rookie quarterback Aidan O'Connell in the game. O'Connell threw the only touchdown of the game for the Raiders in the fourth quarter. The Raiders take on the Detroit Lions in Week 8. The Lions have been middling against quarterbacks this season. Hoyer had a bad game, and it will be hard to trust him as a starter if Garoppolo misses more time. Fantasy managers should stay away from Hoyer regardless of the matchup.

Oct 22, 2023 4:46 PM EST

Brian Hoyer Will Start At QB In Week 7

Las Vegas Raiders quarterback Brian Hoyer has been named the starter ahead of Week 7 versus the Chicago Bears, per ESPN's Dianna Russini. This comes after the team ruled out Jimmy Garoppolo (back). It appears the Raiders are continuing to experiment with their options at the quarterback position. Rookie Aidan O'Connell drew the start when Garoppolo missed Week 4, but it was Hoyer who took over after Garoppolo departed versus New England last Sunday. The veteran journeyman will operate as the Raiders' quarterback again in Week 7, ranking as a mid-range QB3 for fantasy purposes. This development isn't great news for Davante Adams, Jakobi Meyers, and other Vegas pass-catchers, though it helps that the Raiders have a soft matchup in the Bears.

Oct 20, 2023 5:08 PM EST

Brian Hoyer Holds On For The Win

Las Vegas Raiders quarterback Brian Hoyer entered the game in the second half of the Week 6 win against the New England Patriots. Hoyer completed six passes on 10 attempts for 102 yards after Raiders starter Jimmy Garoppolo exited the game with a back injury. The veteran quarterback did not make any big mistakes and could hold onto the win for the Raiders. Hoyer also completed a big pass to Tre Tucker for 48 yards. It remains to be seen how severe Garoppolo's back injury is, but Hoyer will be a candidate to start in Week 7 if Garoppolo is forced to miss time. When Garoppolo was ruled out with a concussion in Week 4, rookie quarterback Aidan O'Connell stepped into the starting role. However, that does not mean Raiders head coach Josh McDaniels will call on him again in the same situation. The Raiders take on the Chicago Bears in Week 7. The Bears have been one of the easier matchups for quarterbacks this season despite holding Kirk Cousins to a pedestrian stat line in Week 6. It was a decent effort, but fantasy managers should turn to other options even if Hoyer is named the Raiders starting quarterback against the Bears.

Oct 15, 2023 8:20 PM EST

Brian Hoyer Remains On The Bench In Week 5

Las Vegas Raiders quarterback Brian Hoyer remained the backup quarterback in Week 4 against the Los Angeles Chargers despite the absence of starter Jimmy Garoppolo. The Raiders opted to start their fourth-round rookie quarterback Aidan O'Connell over the veteran Hoyer. Hoyer remains a valuable backup in this offense because he played in head coach Josh McDaniels' system with the New England Patriots. The Raiders rookie out of Purdue played relatively well but had three turnovers in the loss to the Chargers. It is unclear whether O'Connell or Hoyer will be the preferred spot starter for the Raiders in the future. Still, with Garoppolo out of concussion protocol, Hoyer will remain on the bench for the Raiders in Week 5 against the Green Bay Packers.

Oct 7, 2023 6:52 AM EST

Aidan O'Connell To Start Over Brian Hoyer Sunday

Las Vegas Raiders rookie quarterback Aidan O'Connell is expected to draw the start in Week 4 versus the Los Angeles Chargers, per NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. With Jimmy Garoppolo (concussion) ruled out, the expectation was that veteran Brian Hoyer would handle quarterback duties on Sunday. Instead, it'll be the Purdue product making his NFL debut. The 25-year-old flashed potential in the preseason, but regular-season defenses are a whole new beast. He's not on the fantasy radar, and the likes of Davante Adams, Josh Jacobs, and Jakobi Meyers will see their fantasy value take a hit. On the other hand, the Chargers' defense becomes a solid streamer.

Oct 1, 2023 8:21 AM EST

Brian Hoyer May Start In Week 4

Las Vegas Raiders quarterback Brian Hoyer could be in line for the start if starter Jimmy Garoppolo cannot clear the NFL's concussion protocol. Garoppolo was placed in the concussion protocol following the Raiders loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday. Garoppolo was able to practice in a limited fashion on Thursday and Friday but remained in the concussion protocol on Friday. The Raiders starter has one more chance to clear the protocol before being deemed unavailable for Sunday's game. It is unclear whether Brian Hoyer or rookie Aidan O'Connell will start for the Raiders, but more clarity on the situation should arise tomorrow once Garoppolo's status is confirmed. Hoyer has not started a game since Week 4 of the 2022 season for the New England Patriots, and he left that game after getting hurt on his first drive. Hoyer has not won a game in 12 straight starts, owning a 75.1 quarterback rating in that span. Although the Chargers are one of the easiest matchups for quarterbacks, fantasy managers should look elsewhere for a quarterback to stream in Week 4.

Sep 29, 2023 5:08 PM EST

Favorite for backup role

Hoyer is the favorite to win the backup job to Jimmy Garoppolo (foot) and will be part of the team's quarterback rotation at OTAs, Tashan Reed of The Athletic reports.

May 25, 2023 10:47 AM EST

Headed to IR

The Patriots have placed Hoyer (concussion) on IR, Field Yates of ESPN reports.

Oct 6, 2022 1:51 PM EST

Not practicing Thursday

Hoyer (concussion) remained sidelined during Thursday's practice, Mike Reiss of reports.

Oct 6, 2022 9:57 AM EST

Not practicing Wednesday

Hoyer (concussion) wasn't spotted at practice Wednesday, Evan Lazar of the Patriots' official site reports.

Oct 5, 2022 10:03 AM EST

Won't return Sunday

Hoyer (head) won't return to Sunday's game against the Packers.

Oct 2, 2022 2:13 PM EST

Leaves Sunday's game

Hoyer is being evaluated for a head injury during Sunday's game against the Packers.

Oct 2, 2022 1:59 PM EST

Set to start Sunday

With Mac Jones (ankle) ruled out, Hoyer will start Sunday's game against the Packers, Evan Lazar of the Patriots' official site reports.

Sep 30, 2022 1:32 PM EST

Could fill in for Jones

With Mac Jones dealing with a high ankle sprain, per Tom Pelissero of NFL Network, Hoyer is a candidate to start the Patriots' Week 4 contest against Green Bay.

Sep 26, 2022 10:31 AM EST

Staying with Pats

Hoyer is signing a a two-year, $4 million contract to stay with the Patriots, Jeremy Fowler of reports.

Mar 14, 2022 6:23 AM EST

Returns to active roster

Hoyer was activated from the reserve/COVID-19 list Saturday, Mike Reiss of reports.

Jan 1, 2022 3:24 PM EST

Placed on reserve/COVID-19 list

Hoyer (illness) was put on the reserve/COVID-19 list Tuesday, Mike Reiss of reports.

Dec 28, 2021 4:57 PM EST

Promoted to active roster

Hoyer agreed to a deal with the Patriots on Saturday that will promote him to the 53-man roster, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

Sep 18, 2021 8:30 AM EST