The 49ers have agreed to a 2-year deal with QB Brian Hoyer, a source tells NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. Hoyer played reasonably well for Chicago last year, completing 67% of his passes with 6 TDs and 0 INTs in 6 appearances. He's also familiar with HC Kyle Shanahan's offense, having played in it in Cleveland back in 2013. Of course, the 31-year-old isn't San Francisco's long-term answer. This signing makes the 49ers a strong bet to draft a QB this spring. If it's a 1st-rounder, Hoyer might quickly fall to #2 on the depth chart.
Bears QB Brian Hoyer is expected to miss 6 weeks after undergoing surgery to fix his broken forearm. That timetable would put him back on the field for Week 14. It's unclear whether the starting job would be waiting for Hoyer at that point, though. He's not worth stashing on fantasy rosters. We'll see whether QB Jay Cutler (thumb) is ready for next Monday night's game against the Vikings. If not, QB Matt Barkley will get the start.
Bears QB Brian Hoyer broke his left arm in Thursday night's game against the Packers. That'll cost him an extended period of time, and possibly the rest of the season. Hoyer can be dropped in all fantasy leagues. Now we'll see if QB Jay Cutler truly remains injured, or if Chicago was just riding with Hoyer. QB Matt Barkley will start against the Vikings (gulp!) next week if Cutler can't.
Bears QB Brian Hoyer injured his left (non-throwing) arm in the 2nd quarter of Thursday night's game against the Packers. He headed back to the locker room with trainers. QB Matt Barkley is Chicago's backup tonight. QB Jay Cutler (thumb) has yet to resume practicing and has no timetable for return. We'll update Hoyer's status when we learn more.
Update: Hoyer has been ruled out for the rest of the game.
Bears HC John Fox suggested Monday that the team will stick with QB Brian Hoyer even when QB Jay Cutler (thumb) is medically cleared. "Anybody's that performing well, I don't think we're going to be likely to change," were Fox's exact words. Hoyer has completed 68% of his passes for 619 yards, 4 TDs and 0 INTs over the past 2 weeks. That's come against a couple of poor defenses in the Cowboys and Lions. But Hoyer gets another 1 this Sunday when he travels to Indianapolis.