Brian Hoyer Biography, Career, Family, Spouse, and Net Worth

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Who is Brian Hoyer?

Axel Edward Brian Hoyer is a well-known American football quarterback for the New England Patriots of the National Football League. He has started for 8 different teams since attending the NFL in 2009 as an undrafted free agent, the second-most in league history. Hoyer has also spent 6 non-consecutive seasons as a backup on the Patriots and was part of the team that win a Super Bowl title in Super Bowl LIII.

Brian Hoyer Career

College career

In 2004 he was redshirted by Michigan State University, where he earned the Scout Team Offensive Player of the Week honor twice. He see action in 5 games in which he completed 15 of 23 passes (652) for 167 and 2 touchdowns in 2005. Hoyer combined with Drew Stanton to throw 7 touchdown passes in a game against Illinois, which tied the Big ten single-game record. He played in 8 games and completed 82-of-144 passes for 863 yards in 2006, he had 4 touchdowns and 3 interceptions.

Hoyer was an honorable mention All-Big 10 selection in 2007. He completed 223-of-376 throws 593) for 2,725 yards, 20 touchdowns, and 11 interceptions in 13 games. He had six 200-yard passing games. In his senior year, Hoyer was listed among 26 presented annually to the nation’s top senior quarterback in 2008. The same year, he played in 13 games and completed 180-of-353 passes 510 for 2,404 years and 9 touchdowns, and 9 interceptions.

New England Patriots

2009 season: Rookie year

Hoyer was not selected in the 2009 NFL Draft despite being invited to the NFL Scouting Combine. He signed immediately after the Draft with the New England Patriots. Hoyer debuted in the Patriots’ preseason game against the Cincinnati Bengals, completing 11-of-19 passes for 112 yards. He played at quarterback the entire game in the preseason finale against the New York Giants, leading the team on a comeback when trailing 21-0 in the 1st quarter to a 38 to 27 won, completing 18 of 25 passes for 242 yards, and an interception, 1 touchdown.

Hoyer finished the preseason 29–of–44 for 354 yards, including one touchdown, with a 98.1 passer rating. Four of the quarterbacks behind Tom Brady during training camp, the Patriots launched Kevin O’Connell, Andrew Walter, and Matt Gutierrez, on September 5 leaving him as Brady’s only backup when the Patriots made their final roster cuts. On October 18, he made his NFL debut in the second half of a game against the Tennessee Titans.

Hoyer was 5-for-5 for 35 yards on his 1st drive, which set a franchise record for points scored in the Patriots’ 59–0 win, concluding it with a 1-yard rushing touchdown. Against the Houston Texans, he appeared in the game and finished 8-of12 for 71 passes yards in the regular season finale.

A photo of Brian Hoyer
A photo of Brian Hoyer

How Old Is Brian Hoyer?

Hoyer is 36 years old, having been born on October 13, 1985, in Lakewood, Ohio. He shared his Birthday with popular people including Kelly Preston, ‘Cousin Brucie’, Morrow, Aaron Dismuke, Albert Hague, Alex Ferns, Allen Covert, Amanda Grace Benitez, Ana Bertha Espín, and many more.

Brian Hoyer Family

Who are Hoyer Brian’s Parents?

He was born in Lakewood, Ohio, and was brought up by his parents Julie Hoyer and Axel Hoyer. He has not shared information about his parents and family with the media.

Does Hoyer Brian have siblings?

Hoyer was born in a family of four children ad has 3 siblings. His 3 siblings are named Matt, Brett, and Lauren Hoyer.

Hoyer Brian Education

Hoyer joined Saints Ignatius High school in Cleveland, Ohio, Where he played both football and baseball for the Wildcats. In 2004 he was redshirted by Michigan State University, where he earned Scout Team Offensive Player of the Week honors twice.

Hoyer Brian Hobbies

He was into sports from a young age and played football and baseball in high school.

Hoyer Brian Spouse

Hoyer is currently married to Lauren Scrivens Hoyer. The couple started in high school and have dated for 12 years since 2nd July 2010 and they have been together in their marriage.

Hoyer Brian Kids

Hoyer and his wife have two children together in their marriage. They have one son named Garrett and a daughter named Cameron.

Hoyer Brian Height

Adding up to his well-built body he stands at a height of 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) and a weight of 216 lbs (98 kg).

2010 season

In 2010 Hoyer entered the preseason as Brady’s only backup. Within the preseason, Hoyer completed 32-of-57 passes for 471 yards and three touchdowns, with one interception and four sacks. He saw his first action of the regular season late in a 34–14 loss to the Cleveland Browns, throwing his first NFL interception. Against in Week17, he threw a 42-yard touchdown pass to wide receiver Brandon Tate for his first NFL touchdown pass.

2011 season

Although the Patriots drafted quarterback Ryan Mallett in the draft over the summer, he retained his role as Brady’s primary backup. In the Preseason, he threw for 296 yards on 25-of-42 passes with 1touchdown and no interceptions. He saw only limited action during the 2011 season, his only pass attempt was the Patriot’s final attempt of the 2011 regular season. The pass, which head coach Bill Belichick asked offensive coordinator Bill O’Brien to call, was a 22-yard pass to tight end, Rob Gronkowski, to give Gronkowski the NFL record for receiving yards in a season by a tight end.

The Patriots defeated the Denver Broncos in the Divisional Round and the Baltimore Ravens in the AFC Championship Game to reach Super Bowl 46 in the playoffs. The Patriots come on to lose 21-17 to the New York Giants. During final cuts on August 31, 2012, he was launched by the Patriots. He practiced with Saint Ignatius’s players while hoping for another team to sing him.

Pittsburgh Steelers

Hoyer signed with the Pittsburgh Steelers after injuries to starting quarterback Ben Roethlisberger and backup Byron Leftwich during a week of each other on November 20, 2012. In Week 12 and 13, he served as the backup to Charlie Batch for the Cleveland Browns and Baltimore Ravens respectively. On December 8, 2012, he was launched by the team. The Steelers are Hoyer’s only team that did not start him as of 2020.

Arizona Cardinals

On December 10 Hoyer was claimed on waivers by the Arizona Cardinals. In Week 16 against the Chicago Bears replace Ryan Lindley, and completed 11-of-19 passes for 105 yards and an interception. Cardinals head coach Ken Whisenhunt announced that he would start the season finale against the San Francisco 49ers on December 26, making him the 4th starting quarterback for the Cardinals that season. He finished the 27-13 loss 19-of-34 for 225 passing yards, a touchdown, and an interception. Hoyer was released by the Cardinals on May 12, 2013.

Cleveland Browns

2013 season

Hoyer was signed by the Cleveland Browns to a 2-year deal on May 16. In relief of then-starter Brandon Weeden on September 18, who was out with a thumb injury, the Browns skipped over second-string Jason Campbell and named him the starting quarterback for the Week 3 game against the Minnesota Vikings. He threw for 321 yards with 3 touchdowns and 3 interceptions in the team’s 1st win of the season.

It was announced later in the week that he would be the Brown’s starting quarterback for Week 4 over division rival Cincinnati Bengals, as Weeden remained out with a thumb injury. Hoyer led the Browns to another win, completing 25 of 38 passes for 269 yards and 2 touchdowns, along with throwing no interception in a 17-6 victory. The next day on September 30, he was named the starter for a 3rd straight game, Buffalo Bills Thursday Night Football.

Despite being named started for 3 straight games, he was not declared the official starter for the remainder of the 2013 season by Cleveland head coach Rob Chudzinski, who referred to the situation as a week-to-week thing. He later added that, if He continued to exceed expectations, he would maintain his starting position. However, he sustained an ACL tear in the Thursday Night game versus the Buffalo Bills, ending his promising season.

2014 season

With Brown’s launch of Weeden and Campbell to free agency, he stated that he was confident that Hoyer would be the starting quarterback for the Browns, no matter who they would draft in 2014. The Browns drafted Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback Johnny Manziel with the 22nd overall selection, who was referred to as one of the top quarterback prospects in the 2014 NFL Draft. He did not take this as too much of a shock stating “I don’t want people to think I’m sitting at home pouting.

Head Coach Mike Pettine said that Manziel would not simply be handed the job, leaving the starter position open to competition. On August 20, 2014, Hoyer was tabbed the starting quarterback for Brown to begin the 2014 season. During the first six weeks, the Browns were 3-2 with the two heartbreaking losses coming on last-second scores, and Hoyer possessing a 7-1 TD:INT ratio.

Week 5- Week 15

During Week 5, he threw for 292 yards, 3 touchdowns, and an interception, against the Tennessee Titans. Despite trailing 28-3, Hoyer led the Browns to 26 unanswered points, securing the win a final score of 29-28. This was the largest comeback victory in franchise history and the largest for a road team in NFL history. Hoyer guided the Browns to a 6-3 start, the franchise’s best nine-game start since the team started 7-2 in the 1994 season. However, he struggled in the next four games, throwing just one touchdown while being intercepted eight times. Due to this, the Browns lost 3 of those 4 games to fall to 7-6 on the season, diminishing their playoff hopes.

In a week 14 home defeat by the Indianapolis Colts, he was 14/31 for 140 yards, 0 touchdowns, and 2 interceptions. He was repeatedly booed by fans throughout the game and was heavily criticized for his performance after the defeat. Through 13 games on the season, he had 11 touchdowns to 12 interceptions. His struggles in this 1-3 stretch made numerous fans, pundits, and analysts call for the quarterback to be benched in favor of rookie Johnny Manziel. On December 9, 2014, the Browns revealed that Johnny Manziel would begin in week 15 against the Bengals in place of Hoyer.

End of contract

However, Manziel was injured in the second quarter of the Browns’ matchup against the Carolina Panthers and was replaced by Hoyer. Hoyer threw a touchdown and an interception while going 7/13 with 153 passing yards. In the 4th quarter, he threw an 81- yard touchdown pass to tight end, Jordan Cameron, to put the Browns up 13-10. However, the team regained the lead on the next drive and continued on to win the game 17-13. Following the season, his deal expired and he became a free agent.

Chicago Bears

Hoyer agreed to a 1-years, $2 million contract with the Chicago Bears on April 30, 2016. Following an injury to starting quarterback Jay Cutler in Week 2, he started Week 2 game over the Dallas Cowboys and threw for 317 yards and two touchdowns in a 31-17 loss.

The following week, Hoyer threw 2 touchdowns for 302 yards in a 17-14 victory over the Detroit Lions. Then Hoyer threw for a career-high 397 yards, the most by a Bears quarterback since Jim Miller threw for 422 yards in 1999 and the 5th-most in Bears History, a Week later in a 29-23 loss to the Indianapolis Colts. He also attended Josh McCown as the only Bears quarterback to throw for at least 300 yards in a loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars.

On October 20, 2016, he broke his left arm during the second quarter of a game against the Green Bay Packers. On October 24, 2016, after having surgery on his left arm, and was reported to be out at least 8 weeks, he was placed on injured reserve.

New England Patriots

2017 season

He signed a three-year contract to return to the Patriots to be the backup to Tom Brady, with whom he started his career. He was brought at the end of the game after the Patriots led the Denver Broncos by more than 20 points on November 12, 2017. Hoyer completed 3 of 3 passes for 37 yards as the patriots won 41-16.

On December 31, 2017, in the regular season finale, Hoyer was brought in to end the game after the patriots led the New York Jets by 20 points. He completed 1 of 3 passes for 5 yards as the patriots win 26-6. He then appeared late in the Patriots’ 35-14 victory over the Tennessee Titans to kneel down in the victory formation. It was Hoyer’s second appearance in a playoff game.

2018 season

Hoyer played in five games in relief of Brady in the 2018 season. He was active for the Patriots’ Super Bowl LIII victory against the Los Angeles Rams but was the only active patriot not to play a down. Due to his experience of playing under the offense system run by Rams head coach Sean McVay, Hoyer played a key role in preparing the patriots’ defense, which held the Rams’ offense to just one field goal.He was released by the Patriots after losing the backup job to rookie Jarrett Stidham on August 31, 2019.

2020 season

He signed a 1-year contract with the New England Patriots, on March 25, 2020. Hoyer beat out Stidham to serve as the 2nd-string quarterback behind the newly-signed Cam Newton. Following Newton testing positive for COVID-19 prior to a Week 4 matchup against the Kansas City Chiefs, he became the Patriots’ starter for the first time in his career.

He struggled during the game, committing two red zone miscues that stopped the Patriots’ from scoring – a sack preventing New England from running another play before the first half ended and a fumble recovered by the Chief Following the fumble, he was replaced by Stidham for the remainder of the game, which the Patriots lost 26-10, He was subsequently demoted to third-string behind Stidham and did not take the remainder of the season.

2021 season

He re-signed with the Patriots on a one-year contract on May 18, 2021. On August 31, 2021, he was released from the Patriots during final roster cuts but signed with the practice squad the following day. He was promoted to the active roster on September 18 as the second-string quarterback behind rookie Mac Jones and ahead of Stidham.

2022 season

He signed a two-year contract extension with the Patriots on March 14, 2022. He was called the second-string quarterback behind Jones and ahead of rookie Bailey Zappe. Hoyer started the week 4 matchup with the Green Bay Packers after Jones was injured the previous week, but suffered a head injury during the first quarter and was replaced by Zappe in the 27-24 loss.

Hoyer Brian Net Worth

An American football quarterback for the New England Patriots of the National Football League. Hoyer has an estimated net worth of $17 million as of 2022.