49ers’ John Lynch Says Brian Hoyer Has Chance To Be Franchise Quarterback
Since the start of the 2012 season, quarterback Brian Hoyer has been on six different teams and started at least one game for five different franchises in his career so far.
Despite being passed around so much and his numbers suggesting that he should be a back-up QB, 49ers GM John Lynch seems to believe the 31-year-old journeyman could be the team’s franchise quarterback right now.
“We’ve said from the beginning we want a franchise quarterback around here, and a lot of people are making assumptions as to what Brian’s role is,” Lynch said, according to Joe Fann of the 49ers’ team website. “Our response to Brian and to everybody is he’s got the first crack of being that guy.”
“I think (he’s) probably exceeded my expectations of how I thought he could play,” Lynch said. “(He’s) been very, very good. We’ve only played one preseason game and we’ve got to continue to let it develop, but he’s taking this opportunity and I think doing a tremendous job with it.”
The 49ers currently bolster a roster of QB’s that include Brian Hoyer, Matt Barkley, and C.J. Beatheard. The franchise is looking to rebound from a 2-14 season last year.