Dec 1, 2013; Cleveland, OH, USA; Cleveland Browns quarterback Brian Hoyer (6) before the game against the Jacksonville Jaguars at FirstEnergy Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports

Cleveland Browns rumors: Brian Hoyer ahead of schedule in rehab

The Cleveland Browns had interest in acquiring Matt Schaub, but the Houston Texans eventually completed a trade with the Oakland Raiders. Now, after losing out on Schaub, the Browns will have to figure out what to do under center for the 2014 season.

Luckily for the Browns, they have Brian Hoyer on the roster and two first-round picks in the 2014 NFL Draft.

Hoyer proved last season that he is capable of being a starter in the NFL and he should be considered the favorite to lead the Browns offense onto the field in the season-opener. The only question surrounding Hoyer is his health, following a torn ACL that abruptly ended his 2013 season.

It was just six months ago that Hoyer blew out his knee, but he could be back on the field by April’s OTAs thanks to being ahead of schedule in his rehab.

The team should know where Hoyer stands before the NFL Draft in May, so if he is expected to be 100 percent for training camp the team may push quarterback down their list of needs.

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