Brian Hoyer has signed a 1-year deal with the Patriots again. He won’t be the starter Cam is the quarterback. He is here to mentor new rookie quarterback Mac Jones. The quarterback room is now Cam Newton, Mac Jones, Jarrett Stidham, and Brian Hoyer. Hoyer, started one game last season against the Kansas City Chiefs. he went 15-of-24 passing for 130 yards. He also had one interception, and two sacks in the loss. That would be the last time Hoyer would even be the number two quarterback. Stidham would get the number two spot after that. What other reasons to bring Hoyer back?
Brian Hoyer Comes Back As A Mentor For The Rookie Quarterback
He knows the system inside and out. He is a pocket passer himself which would benefit Jones in his development. We will see during minicamp and training camp Hoyer working closely with Jones. Newton being a totally different quarterback than Hoyer and Jones can teach Jones about leadership. Hoyer has been in the league for a long time and was Tom Brady’s backup from 2009-2011. He then was on the team in 2017 and 2018. He brings familiarity and probably realizes he won’t be playing. If the Patriots do cut Hoyer in camp they might keep him on as a coach or advisor.
Jones who had a good rookie minicamp should do well with Hoyer mentoring him. Jones is the future of the franchise and needs all the coaching mentorship he can get. People don’t think he’s going to replace Newton, they think he’s replacing Brady. Nobody will ever be Brady. But, Jones with the right coaching and players around him teaching him the ropes, he should make out well.
So Long Stidham?
Finally, what does that mean for Jarrett Stidham? In my opinion, he gets cut in training camp. Stidham hasn’t taken a leadership role the Patriots would’ve liked him to do. He was in awe of Cam Newton last year and looks like the Patriots aren’t keeping Stidham in their future plans with drafting Jones in the first round. I think going into the season it’s Cam Newton, Brian Hoyer, Mac Jones.