Ray Farmer thinks very highly of quarterback-by-default of the Cleveland Browns, Brian Hoyer.
#Browns GM Ray Farmer said “I’m comfortable” with QB Brian Hoyer. Said competition for Hoyer can come from anywhere, including draft.
— Mary Kay Cabot (@MaryKayCabot) March 24, 2014
Brian Hoyer was a career backup until he replaced Brandon Weeden in the 3rd game of the 2013 season. With Hoyer at the helm, the Browns won three straight games. During the third game he started, Hoyer went down with a season-ending knee injury (torn ACL). The Cleveland organization is putting a lot of stock into those 3 games if they are “comfortable” with naming him the starter for the 2014 season.
In other news, Ray Farmer has no regrets about letting T.J. Ward walk:
#Browns GM Ray Farmer on letting SS T.J. Ward walk in free agency: It’s not a slight on T.J. Good player. There are other good players.
— Nate Ulrich (@NateUlrichABJ) March 24, 2014
Ward said that the Browns didn’t even make him an offer, giving him no other choice but to take a contract with another NFL team. He ended up signing with the Denver Broncos.