Report: Ex-Michigan State QB headed back to New England for third time
Brian Hoyer is headed back to a familiar setting on the next journey in his NFL career.
Sunday, Jim McBride of the Boston Globe reported that Hoyer is headed back to New England to rejoin the Patriots roster. It will be the third time the former Michigan State quarterback has been with the franchise.
Hoyer spent the 2019 season with the Indianapolis Colts.
BREAKING: The #Patriots have reached agreements with QB Brian Hoyer and former Jets LB Brandon Copeland today. This will be Hoyer's third tour of duty with in New England.
— Jim McBride (@globejimmcbride) March 22, 2020
In 2009, Hoyer was not selected in the NFL Draft and was signed as an undrafted free agent by the Patriots. He spent three seasons with the organization until moving to the Pittsburgh Steelers in 2012. Hoyer’s most recent run with in New England came just a few years ago, when he was with the team from 2017-18.
During his NFL career, Hoyer has also had stops with the Arizona Cardinals, Cleveland Browns, Houston Texans, Chicago Bears and San Francisco 49ers. He’s thrown for over 10,000 yards in his career in the league, along with 52 touchdowns and 34 interceptions.
Hoyer was a quarterback at Michigan State from 2005-08.