Let me make this perfectly clear, the Cincinnati Bengals are a very good football team. In fact, do not be surprised if they win the AFC North this season. With that being said, the Cleveland Browns are beginning to show that they are for real. More importantly, quarterback Brian Hoyer is proving that he is the real deal.
The Browns would be foolish to give the starting job back to Brandon Weeden, even when he is healthy enough to return. Hoyer, who grew up hoping that one day he could be the signal caller in Cleveland, has shown he has exactly what it takes to motivate an entire football team. The fact that the Browns are 2-0 with him under center is certainly no coincidence.
Hoyer has used what he learned from Tom Brady during his first three years in the league and is putting it to work.
“We talked football whenever we were around one another, but he was solely responsible for his work ethic and improvements over the years,” Brady said, according to NFL.com
Hoyer may have been a bit rocky in his first start for the Browns against the Minnesota Vikings last week, although he did toss three touchdown passes. However, he has cleaned that up after throwing two touchdowns and no picks against a very talented Cincinnati defense in Sunday’s win.
For anyone that is surprised of Hoyer’s success, they really should not be. The man has shown plenty of potential during his five years in the league. Obviously, there is plenty of room for improvement. With that being said, the Browns must stick with him over Weeden, despite the fact the second-year player is supposed to be the quarterback of the future for the team.