It didn’t stop them from adding another, though, as New England has decided to bring in Brian Hoyer, as confirmed by his agency JL Sports. It will be a one-year deal, as first reported by The Boston Globe.
The news was met with curiosity, but many quickly transitioned that thinking to what the veteran signal-caller can provide Jones, who was selected No. 15 overall in hopes he will become the franchise quarterback.
Many around the Patriots shared their reactions on Twitter:
The 34-year-old Hoyer spent the 2020 season with the Patriots, his third stint with the team. He started one error-filled game against the Kansas City Chiefs when Newton was sidelined with COVID-19. He then was made the No. 3 QB on the depth chart behind Stidham and Newton and did not play the remainder of the season.