All this is just prelude to my making one small point. Brian Hoyer, who entered the league undrafted, the local kid with a chip on his shoulder, has completed his two-year contract with the Browns. That alone is remarkable. Who was the last Cleveland QB to sign a multi-year contract and stay through its expiration? Kelly Holcomb?
Anyway, in his two years here, the Browns went 10-6 in games he started. They went 1-15 in the games he didn't. He beat out no fewer than five different first-round quarterbacks in order to earn that playing time:
Has anyone anywhere ever fended off challenges from five first-round draft picks at his position in the span of just two years? That it would be done by an undrafted guy with only a single start in his first four years is pretty astounding.
|Hoyer eventually got the nod over Campbell and Weeden in 2013.|