Packers Tried To Sign Brian Hoyer

Brian Hoyer is back with the Patriots. But, before he put pen to paper with New England, the Packers made a run at him, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL.com (on Twitter). Brian Hoyer (vertical)

Hoyer ultimately chose to sign a three-year deal with the Pats and his familiarity with their system presumably helped. Hoyer was with the Patriots from 2009-2011, so it won’t take long for him to get acquainted with their 2017 playbook.

Had he signed with the Packers, Hoyer presumably would have had an easier path to the field. It’s not clear if Hoyer would have displaced 24-year-old Brett Hundley as the starter, but it’s not hard to see a scenario in which Hundley would falter and give way to the veteran.

For now, Hundley will continue as the Packers’ sub for Aaron Rodgers in the wake of his broken collarbone. Joe Callahan, also 24, is the backup. In Hundley’s first start, the Packers lost 26-17 to the Saints.

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  1. bradthebluefish
    bradthebluefish

    Hoyer wants that Super Bowl ring. Being on the Patriots is a sure way of getting one.

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  2. rxbrgr

    Cue the “Then why won’t Green Bay sign Kaepernick??!!” talk.

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      • TJECK109

        Kap won’t sign with GB or any other team right now. That would blow his chances of millions of unearned money from his collusion lawsuit. If someone signs him it’s hard to prove collusion

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        • stug14

          Pats should sign Kap as a 3rd string QB. The media would be so confused.

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      • WalkersDayOff

        Because they would rather develop Hundley. Green Bay also doesn’t sign players who have some issues

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  3. cubfanbudman1953

    The Packers without Rodgers are barely a good college team.

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    • TJECK109

      Let’s not be silly. They are not worse than Cleveland, sf, Colts etc

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      • tsolid

        I would disagree. Hundley has NO feel for the game. Even trouble hitting check downs. I don’t think they beat any of those teams you mentioned above

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