Brian Hoyer to start in Week 3 for Browns


The Cleveland Browns will start Brian Hoyer at quarterback in Week 3. Browns starter Brandon Weeden suffered a sprained right thumb in the teams Week 2 loss at Baltimore.

Browns head coach Rod Chudzinski declined to name Jason Campbell, who was 1-for-4 for six yards, the teams starter on Monday.

Enter Brian Hoyer who joined the team as the third string quarterback in the offseason.

“When you’re a quarterback in this league, you never know when your name’s going to get called,” said Hoyer, a Cleveland native. “So I study the same amount of film, I go out and practice, and even if I’m not taking the reps, I’m taking a mental rep every play, and that’s the way I approach this job.” told ESPN.

Hoyer, a Cleveland native, started one game for the Arizona Cardinals last season. He will be the 19th different quarterback for the Browns since 1999.