Today, the Texans have named 7 year veteran Brian Hoyer the starting quarterback. Hoyer signed this past off-season for 2 years for $10.5 mil Hoyer last season for the Browns had a qb rating of 76.5. Hoyer threw 12 touchdowns and 13 interceptions. Remember Hoyer did not have star wide receiver Josh Gordon to throw to. Hoyer threw for a total of 3,326 yards. The Michigan State product completed 242 passes out of 438 attempts, which leads to a 55.3 pass completion percentage. He played in 14 games and started 13 of them and earned a 7-6 record in the games he started.
In addition, Hoyer will have to protect the football and produce well to remain the starter because if Hoyer cannot achieve those golden rules then Head Coach Bill O’Brien will not hesitate to replace Hoyer with Ryan Mallet. He did it last season with Ryan Fitzpatrick. So do not be shocked if this happens if Hoyer struggles. What else hurts Hoyer is that he will not have an efficient running game to lean on like he did in Cleveland with Terrance West and Isaiah Crowell. Why I say that? Well Arian Foster is out with a groin injury and will most likely miss half of the season. Losing Foster hurts because he is a top 5 running back. Alfred Blue will lead the charge until Foster comes back from that nasty groin injury. Hoyer is a veteran and will be fine. What will also help Hoyer will be the defense being its strongest area this year on the team and Hoyer could end up having nice field positioning due to the defense.