Unlike Tom Brady, Brian Hoyer is returning to New England. Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

The Patriots will once again reunite with quarterback Brian Hoyer, according to Jim McBride of the Boston Globe. While Hoyer immediately becomes the most experienced signal-caller in Foxborough, it remains difficult to envision him entering the season as New England's starter.

Hoyer was signed as an undrafted free agent out of Michigan State by the Patriots in 2008 before he was released in 2012. After stints with the Steelers and Cardinals, Hoyer found his first extended playing time with the Browns. Over a couple of seasons in Cleveland, Hoyer started 16 games during which the Browns went 10-6.

Of course, when the Browns decided to go in a direction, Hoyer went on to play with the Texans, Bears and 49ers before rejoining the Patriots for 2017 and 2018. Last offseason Hoyer signed with the Colts and became the primary backup to Jacoby Brissett in 2019. Now, Hoyer will be in a familiar situation but will be there for the first time without Tom Brady in New England.

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


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While many quarterbacks have thrown passes for the New England Patriots over the years, this quiz only lists the signal callers who led the team in passing yards in the years displayed. 

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1960-1961
Butch Songin
1962-1967
Babe Parilli
1968
Tom Sherman
1969
Mike Taliaferro
1970
Joe Kapp
1971-1974
Jim Plunkett
1975-1983
Steve Grogan
1984-1986
Tony Eason
1987
Steve Grogan
1988
Doug Flutie
1989
Steve Grogan
1990
Marc Wilson
1991-1992
Hugh Millen
1993-2000
Drew Bledsoe
2001-2007
Tom Brady
2008
Matt Cassel
2009-2019
Tom Brady

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