Just 6 months after suffering a ACL tear, Cleveland Browns quarterback Brian Hoyer is trying to get medically cleared to return to the field. Is 6 months enough time to make a full recovery?
Hoyer thinks so. He can’t wait to take part in the Browns first mini camp which takes place before the upcoming NFL draft in May. Hoyer wants to show the Browns new brain trust he is ready to become the Browns starting quarterback for the 2014 season.
Hoyer is really pushing he way back. He has done well in rehab, and he says he is ready to compete to become the starter in 2014. But can his surgically repaired knee handle the hits he could take playing in the NFL?
Hoyer is the only guy on the Browns roster,currently that has played in an NFL game. The Browns aren’t completely sold on Hoyer and they probably will take a quarterback in the draft.
But Hoyer had the experience needed to compete in the NFL. None of the other guys in this years draft are ready to start. How long does it take to become NFL game ready? We have seen it for years.
The Browns draft a new quarterback and throw him into the fire. Hoyer’s health is the only thing that could stop him from being the named starter. If his knee is fully healed and he can make all the plays, he will get his chance.
The Browns have little choice at the moment. The team needs to fix the right side of the offensive line. If they don’t the quarterback no matter who he is will take a beating this season.
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