Bears’ Brian Hoyer Has Broken Arm

Bears quarterback Brian Hoyer suffered a broken arm during tonight’s game, head coach John Fox told sideline reporter Tracy Wolfson of CBS (Twitter link). The injury was to Hoyer’s non-throwing arm, but he’ll still be sidelined for awhile."<strong

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Hoyer had played well since taking over for an injured Jay Cutler during Week 2, completing more than 68% of his passes for 1,396, six touchdowns, and no interceptions. The 31-year-old had thrown for more than 300 yards in each of his four starts, but the Bears only managed to post a 1-3 record during that time. Hoyer is set to become a free agent at season’s end.

Hoyer may have had a shot to permanently displace Cutler in the Windy City, as Fox indicated earlier this month that Hoyer had a chance to remain the Bears’ starter even after Cutler returned. “Anybody’s that performing well, I don’t think we’re going to be likely to change,” Fox said at the time. Now, Cutler is likely to regain his job once he comes back from a thumb injury.

With Hoyer sidelined, the Bears turned to backup quarterback Matt Barkley, the only other signal-caller on the roster. Chicago will surely add another QB in the coming days, but the club isn’t currently carrying a quarterback on its practice squad.

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7 comments on “Bears’ Brian Hoyer Has Broken Arm

  1. Ravens_Last_Place

    But he’s still probably better than Cutler.

    • JT19

      It’s his non-throwing arm so definitely. Just wrap that arm up with extra padding and bubble wrap lol.

  2. ib6ub9

    There season is over it doesn’t matter. Maybe next year. lol

    • Yackle DeSpackle

      I think you mean “their”, not “there”. C’mon, you are making sports fanatics look like they are stupid. Or, as you might write it: “look like there stupid.”
      Or as you might right it: “look like their stoopid.”


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