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Cardinals tendered restricted free agent Brian Hoyer at the second-round level.
This was the expected outcome after it had been rumored that "multiple teams" were "intrigued" by Hoyer in a weak quarterback market. The second-round tender will pay Hoyer $2.023 million in 2013, and it will undoubtedly keep interested teams from trying to sign him away.
Awesome! Grats to Hoyer.
The first time MSU basketball aired in France the French surrendered to Tom Izzo just to be safe.
This is really great news. I really hope he gets his shot.
Don't post poop!
Makes good money and has an elite WR in Fitzgerald to throw to. IIRC, OL is an issue there. If they shore that up he is in a real nice spot.
Posting member of tRCMB since 1997.
It is ALWAYS a great day to be a Spartan!!!!
Live in AZ and the AZ Republic mentioned cardinals interested in Stanton.
That's a pretty nice chunk of change for a guy that very few people thought would last a day in the NFL. Nice job, Hoyer.
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Really great news! I also felt that Brian wasn't given much of a shot at any of the teams he was with previously. Hope that he gets ome good opportuities.
How do the NFL tenders work? Is that somewhat like the franchise tag, where the team doesn't extend a long term contract, but is obligated to pay a certain amount to keep the guy on roster?
Either way, $2MM+ is a nice pay day for a year of backup duty. And if he ends up starting and does well, he could parlay that into a very, very nice contract.
Wait, don't the Cards know he throws off his back foot?
If someone else wants to sign Hoyer, the Cardinals get first crack to match the offer. If they decide not to, the other team has to fork over a 2nd rounder to Arizona.
How can all the haters be so positive on this guy...he only was good in the PSU game and that was because of Ringer...
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You know, even if Hoyer never starts a single NFL game, just by making it into the league and lasting a few years, I think he's proven some people wrong. Hope he does get to play at some point but at least he's made some chedda.
Possibly the most underrated former Spartan on this board. People on here were saying that Maxwell was nearly as good.
Give Maxwell a chance...
Coach D (God Bless Him) is not a QB developer like some...Maxwell may surprise in year 2...
I haven't completely given up on Maxwell, just saying that it was ridiculous for people to argue that he'd been nearly as good as Hoyer.
Hoyer had the advange of JLS and his scheme and then Coach D and his scheme...JLS's O put points on the board...
BTW I think that a programmed QB like Brady would do well with Coach D.
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Pretty sure Hoyer started a game this year. But I agree with your point.
Hoyer never started a game under JLS.
He did have Treadwell who is clearly superior to Roushar, but last season was clearly not all Roushar. Maxwell was uncomfortable in the pocket, inaccurate, and had trouble making reads all season.
Like I said, I haven't given up as Maxwell's issues seem to be all mental, but I'm not going to be exactly excited if/when he's named the starter for 2013.
People here hate every QB, at least during his first year.
One thing that Maxwell has done very well is go thru his progressions. He did that this year better than Hoyer or Cousins ever did...problem is, guys weren't open, or didn't catch, and he had a lot less time to get it done.
Hoyer and Cousins were no world beaters their first years...they'd have been a bit worse this year.
Problem is, I thin Maxwell is broken mentally, those other guys had confidence, even when they had no reason to.
I don't recall every single snap but at times I can remember thinking that he did a terrible job going through his progressions at times. Most common IMO was that he'd make one read and make a decision without very much pressure at all.
He seemed to be breaking out towards the middle of the year but that kind of plateaued. I do fully agree with you on the confidence thing, that does seem to be his main issue. Didn't seem to grasp that it was "his" team all year. Body language still resembled that of a backup, save the Wisconsin game, or more accurately the the last few minutes and the OT of the Wisconsin game.
If we would have had 07 Hoyer this past year, we would have been in the Rose Bowl IMO.
I think you hit it on the head here. Maxwell never really took the reins. Kirk used to be fired up, even after poor plays he'd kick himself. Even Cook brought some energy to the offense against TCU. Maxwell seems a bit too nonchalant and I think it shows. He needs to show some kind of spark, be a vocal leader and take control of HIS offense.
Hoyer started the 2006 season finale @ Penn State.
I agree he is perhaps the most underrated Spartan over the past 20 years. In fact, if I could "draft" a QB from the last 20 years to head-up the 2013 MSU team, it'd go -
1st pick would be Kirk Cousins, senior year
2nd pick would be Brian Hoyer, senior year
This is good news. He will get a real shot to be the man in AZ.
ESPN's Ron Jawowski calls Brian Hoyer "a guy who could surprise as a QB solution in 2013."
Jaws' comments are related to Hoyer's talent level, not role. "He has skill, a good arm and he's a solid decision-maker." Hoyer gained some buzz around the league as a restricted free agent, leading the Cardinals to place a second-round tender on him. They can't rule out any options when Kevin Kolb and John Skelton sit atop the depth chart.
and this is how you know your qb situation is dire
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