Brian Hoyer Named Browns Starter For Thursday Matchup

The Cleveland Browns have named Brian Hoyer their starting quarterback this Thursday against the Buffalo Bills.

The news comes a day after Brian Hoyer led the Cleveland Browns to their second straight victory, evening the team’s record at 2-2.

The Browns started the season with second year quarterback Brandon Weeden starting. Cleveland fell to 0-2, and Weeden sprained his thumb. Following Weeden’s injury, Trent Richardson was traded to the Indianapolis Colts, and everyone thought the Browns were tanking the season.

When third string quarterback Brian Hoyer was named the week three starter, those thoughts turned into smug confidence that the Cleveland was tanking for the draft.

Brian Hoyer, and the Browns, proved everyone wrong. In his first game, Hoyer threw all over the Minnesota Vikings, a playoff team from least season. Then, in week four, he had a repeat performance against the Cincinnati Bengals, a team who entered this season as a trendy Super Bowl pick.

Technically, Brandon Weeden is still out with his thumb injury. In reality, as long as Brian Hoyer continues to play white hot football, Weeden has lost his job.

The Browns look like a brand new team with Hoyer under center. In his two games, they have scored an average of 24 points, making head coach Rob Chudzinksi a very happy man.

Thursday night will see Brian Hoyer and the Browns go up against EJ Manuel and the Buffalo Bills. It’s a matchup that is favorable to Cleveland, and should put them at 3-2 on the season, 3-0 with their new quarterback.

Do you think Brian Hoyer will be the Browns starter when Brandon Weeden comes back?

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