Cleveland Browns quarterback Brian Hoyer was impressive during his time as a starter and he had the team’s offense looking like a legitimate threat with wide receiver Josh Gordon and tight end Jordan Cameron, but when he went down with a torn ACL everything came crashing down.
While Hoyer is working on his rehab and recovering from the torn ACL, there is some good news for the Browns and their fans.
According to the Cleveland Plain Dealer, Hoyer is on track to return in time for training camp.
“I’m feeling great, rehab’s going well. Made a lot of progress with the running,” Hoyer said. “Definitely on track, if not ahead, looking forward to getting back.”
Despite being healthy enough for camp, Hoyer understands that it will not be enough to keep the Browns from drafting a quarterback and he is ready for the competition ahead.
“It’s pretty much inevitable, they will draft a quarterback and that’s nothing new,” Hoyer said. “In this league, there’s always someone coming up behind you or laterally moving. There’s going to be someone for me to compete with, which I have no problem with. That makes you better. The question is, where (will they draft him?). I have no idea and I try not to worry about things that I can’t control.”
Depending on when the Browns select a quarterback, Hoyer could still have a great shot at starting in 2014.
If the team selects a quarterback that will need some time to develop, Cleveland would be wise to ride out at least another season with Hoyer running the show. However, if they use their first pick on one of the top signal-callers in this year’s draft, Hoyer may be out of luck.