Brian Hoyer
Brian Hoyer tabbed to face Chicago
9 months ago

Las Vegas Raiders quarterback Brian Hoyer has been named the starter in tomorrow’s early-slate game.

With back injury to Jimmy Garoppolo, the Las Vegas Raiders have given veteran QB Brian Hoyer the starting assignment in Week 7 as they travel to Chicago to face the Bears. Rookie Aidan O’Connell who started during Jimmy G’s previous absence will serve as Hoyer’s backup.

Hoyer was pushed into backup duty in Week 6 against the Patriots after Garoppolo left the game. His 6/10, 102 yard performance was all the Raiders needed to see to give him the start.

Raider Nation is upset by the move as they would prefer to see a promising rookie than a veteran with a mediocre track record. The fact that Hoyer has a stronger arm than Garoppolo and can target deep routes may just open up the Raiders’ offense and Hoyer should be considered a deep sleeper in an emergency fantasy situation.