New England Patriots: Backup quarterback Brian Hoyer returns. Brian Hoyer, a former San Francisco 49ers quarterback, has rejoined the New England Patriots. He will be the team's backup quarterback behind Tom Brady.
Hoyer spent three seasons with the San Francisco 49ers and started six games in 2016 before being replaced by Jimmy Garoppolo during the season. The 36-year-old has experience as a starter or back up throughout his career, including two years with the Houston Texans. Hoyer played in 14 games over two seasons with the Patriots, completing 60.5 percent of his passes for 1,079 yards with seven touchdowns vs. five interceptions.
Heading into his 10th NFL season, Hoyer is expected to serve a role similar to that of Jacoby Brissett in Indianapolis. The 30-year-old Indiana University product appeared in eight games last year for the Patriots before suffering a torn ACL during practice. He was drafted by New England in 2014 after spending four seasons with the Miami Dolphins.
If Hoyer were to start, he would become the oldest player to do so since Terry Bradshaw in 1983. The Patriots play on Sunday nights this season, so if Hoyer starts they will not have an opportunity to watch him play live.
Cam Newton is the anticipated starter for the New England Patriots entering the 2021 NFL Draft. The Patriots re-signed the 31-year-old veteran quarterback to a one-year contract extension at the start of the summer.
The Jacksonville Jaguars were drafted in the fourth round (108th overall) in the 2002 NFL Draft.
Chad Henne is the Chiefs' backup quarterback. Henne started three games in 2013 and finished one game under center. He threw for 1,476 yards with nine touchdowns vs. eight interceptions.
After starting the first two games of 2013, Brady Quinn was pulled in both games he appeared in. He completed 15 of 29 passes for 193 yards with no touchdowns or interceptions.
Quinn played only two seasons in Kansas City after being drafted by the Chiefs in 2008. He started 30 of 32 games he appeared in while helping the team reach the playoffs each season he was there. He threw for 20 touchdowns to 12 interceptions.
If Quinn were to start this season, he would be making his third straight appearance as a starter. That hasn't happened since 1969 when Terry Bradshaw did so twice. Overall, Quinn has started 34 games over three seasons; winning two Super Bowls with the Pittsburgh Steelers before being released in 2015.
Brett Favre is the only other quarterback to start for the Chiefs. He led them to the playoffs in 1999 and 2000 before moving on to play for the New York Jets and Minnesota Vikings.
Quarterback Cam Newton: The New England Patriots have agreed to terms with free-agent quarterback Cam Newton, according to a source close to the situation. The transaction brings in the 2015 NFL MVP to help the franchise transition away from three-time MVP Tom Brady. The move also gives New England another physical weapon to add to its offense.
Newton, 26, went 22-25 as Carolina's starter before being sidelined for most of 2016 with a shoulder injury. He returned in late September and led the Panthers to a 4-3 record before he was lost for the season again with another shoulder problem. Prior to his injuries, Newton had already proved himself as one of the best quarterbacks in football. In 2015, he became the first player since Peyton Manning in 2013 to win the MVP award while throwing for more than 4,000 yards and 30 touchdowns against only eight interceptions.
Brady, 40, is one of the greatest quarterbacks of all time and helped lead the Patriots to five Super Bowl victories during his career. But age is starting to catch up with him as he tries to finish his career as a champion once again. Last year, Brady threw for 4,057 yards and 28 touchdowns against only nine interceptions. He added 942 yards and seven scores through the air as a receiver out of the backfield.
New England drafted Newton with the second overall pick in 2011 after watching him shine on campus at Florida.
Patriots supporters watched in wonder as quarterback Mac Jones was picked with the 15th overall pick. The New England Patriots picked former Alabama quarterback Mac Jones with the No. 15 overall choice in the NFL draft, their most significant move to date in bringing in a man to be a potential long-term replacement for Tom Brady. With the selection, New England also acquired the third and final choice of the San Francisco 49ers. Jones, who played only one season at Alabama, is expected to compete with Matt Cassel for the job as a rookie.
Jones's career college stats are fairly impressive: 3,217 yards, 28 touchdowns vs. 10 interceptions. But his performance in two games against SEC opponents (Vanderbilt and Arkansas) was less than stellar: 94 yards on 14 attempts with no TDs or INTs. In fact, he was just 2-of-10 for 20 yards before being pulled in both games. Many believe that this shows that he is not ready to start in the NFL immediately. Some experts think that New England might try him out as a backup first, before releasing Brady after one season.
Jones is from Pompano Beach, Florida and attended Pompano Beach High School. He committed to Alabama early in the 2003 recruiting season after visiting Tuscaloosa for its spring game. However, when Peyton Manning decided to stay home and play football for Tennessee, Jones reopened his recruitment and eventually signed with Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).
After all, it was just three seasons ago that the Philadelphia Eagles won the Lombardi Trophy, thanks in major part to their backup quarterback. It was also just a few weeks ago that the reigning champion Kansas City Chiefs relied on their backup quarterback to complete the job and progress to the AFC Championship. The man they call "Mo" is now with another team looking to find a new home for him after he was cut by the Chiefs this week.
He's 30 years old. He's been in the NFL for ten years. He's never played in more than 14 games in a season. And he has no chance of getting back into the starting lineup unless one of the other two quarterbacks gets hurt. But despite all of this, we still talk about him every year as if he were some kind of magic bean field goal kicker who could save a game with one leg and a bad attitude.
The backup quarterback is important. Without them, there would be no need for any other position to be filled, since there would be only one starter, which makes sense because there can be only one number two guy on an NFL team. However, due to the nature of the position, most second-stringers do not get much time to show what they can do. As a result, they often go unsigned by the end of August, when training camps open up across the league.
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