Hoyer has played on seven NFL teams. Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

Brian Hoyer‘s stay with the Colts will stop at one year. After the Colts signed the veteran quarterback to a three-year, $12M deal, they are cutting him, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL.com.

The Colts guaranteed Hoyer $9M, so they will incur some dead money by moving on after one season. But their quarterback plans have changed significantly since then, with Philip Rivers bound for Indianapolis. The Colts will take a $2M dead-money hit by cutting Hoyer.

Hoyer has played on seven NFL teams and figures to be a candidate to either rejoin one of his previous six or sign with an eighth franchise soon. The 34-year-old passer generated interest after the Patriots cut him last August, and given the Pats’ rather notable change at quarterback this week, it is worth wondering if they would be interested in another reunion.

Jacoby Brissett‘s knee injury resulted in Hoyer starting a game last season. For the year, he threw four touchdown passes and four interceptions, completing 53.8 percent of his passes. Hoyer has now played for the Patriots, Cardinals, Browns, Texans, Bears, 49ers and Colts. Should he suit up for the 2020 season, it will be the former UDFA’s 12th.

Rivers and Brissett are set to combine to count more than $46M toward the Colts’ 2020 cap. That wildly high-priced positional commitment will not allow for an expensive backup. The Colts created $3M in cap space by releasing Hoyer.

This article first appeared on Pro Football Rumors and was syndicated with permission.


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Can you name every prominent quarterback in the history of the Indianapolis Colts?

While many quarterbacks threw passes for the Indianapolis Colts over the years, this quiz only lists the quarterbacks who led the team in passing yards in the years displayed. 

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1953
Fred Enke
1954
Gary Kerkorian
1955
George Shaw
1956-1967
Johnny Unitas
1968
Earl Morrall
1969-1970
Johnny Unitas
1971
Earl Morrall
1972-1973
Marty Domres
1974-1977
Bert Jones
1978
Bill Troup
1979
Greg Landry
1980-1981
Bert Jones
1982-1985
Mike Pagel
1986-1987
Jack Trudeau
1988
Chris Chandler
1989
Jack Trudeau
1990-1993
Jeff George
1994-1997
Jim Harbaugh
1998-2010
Peyton Manning
2011
Curtis Painter
2012-2016
Andrew Luck
2017
Jacoby Brissett
2018
Andrew Luck
2019
Jacoby Brissett

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