Free agent quarterback Brian Hoyer is set up to have a very interesting offseason. The Browns enjoyed most of their success in 2014 with Hoyer at the helm, but he struggled down the stretch and hurt his value with some bad performances.
Hoyer spoke out about some different parts of the offseason at the Great Big Home and Garden Show at the I-X Center in Cleveland, and a few local writers were able to share his thoughts. All links on Hoyer’s interview are via Twitter, or from previous PFR posts.
- On offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan being unhappy with the team, Hoyer said, “To say I was unaware, I’d be lying,” according to Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer. He also noted how unusual the situation was. “Speaks for itself,” said Hoyer, according to Pat McManamon of ESPN.com. “You don’t just leave a job to leave.”
- On Josh Gordon‘s most recent suspension, Hoyer said “It’s disappointing it’s gotten to this point. Hopefully he can figure it out,” writes Cabot.
- Hoyer admitted that he wasn’t aware of the severity Manziel’s personal problems, according to Jeff Schudel of the News-Herald. Hoyer said “It takes a big person to take those steps. I’m hoping for the best for him,” according to McManamon.
- On whether he would get the chance to start for a team in 2015, Hoyer said “Yeah, no doubt,” according to Cabot.
- With free agency still a month away, Hoyer notes that it is early to think about where he will end up, writes Tony Grossi of ESPNCleveland.com. On the chances of returning to the Browns in 2015, Hoyer said “All options are on the table,” per Cabot. Whether Hoyer signs with the Browns or not, McManamon writes that the team will hold a special place in the QB’s heart. “For me all options are on the table, and obviously Cleveland has a big place in my heart,” Hoyer said. “My heart is here. Regardless of whether I’m here or not, I want to see the Cleveland Browns to do well.”
- Grossi also noted that Hoyer is interested in finding out what happened with the Browns and “Textgate,” and passes along Hoyer’s thoughts on his relationship with quarterbacks coach Kevin O’Connell.