Sep 22, 2013; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Cleveland Browns quarterback Brian Hoyer (6) throws during the second quarter against the Minnesota Vikings at Mall of America Field at H.H.H. Metrodome. Mandatory Credit: Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports

Cleveland Browns to start Brian Hoyer in Week 4


Cleveland Browns quarterback Brandon Weeden is making big improvements from a previously injured throwing thumb, but that won’t stop the team from rolling out Brian Hoyer as their starter when they take on the Cincinnati Bengals in Week 4.

According to Tony Grossi of ESPN Cleveland, Weeden is set to resume throwing this week.

However, Hoyer, who led the team to their first win of the year last week against the Minnesota Vikings gets the call with a vote of confidence from head coach Rob Chudzinski.

Hoyer looked much more impressive than Weeden has at any point this season and he got wide receiver Josh Gordon and tight end Jordan Cameron the ball so they could have break out performances. It won’t be easy, but the team hopes he can repeat the success this week against the AFC North rival Bengals.

The real question will be whether or not Weeden gets the starting job back when he is fully healthy.

Unfortunately for the former first round pick, that doesn’t seem likely.

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