The New England Patriots hav agreed to a three-year deal with former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Brian Hoyar, according ESPN’s Adam Schefter:
Patriots reached agreement with former 49ers QB Brian Hoyer on a three-year contract, per source.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) November 1, 2017
Hoyer was released by the 49ers on Tuesday after San Francisco traded former Patriots backup quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo in exchange for a 2018 second-round draft pick.
Hoyer signed a 2-year, $12 million contract with the 49ers last offseason with $9 million guaranteed. He started the team’s first six games of the season but was benched in favor of rookie C.J. Beathard.
Hoyar entered the league as an undrafted rookie free agent in 2009, signing with the New England Patriots where he was Tom Brady’s backup from 2009-2011.
He also spent time with the Steelers, Cardinals, Browns, Texans, Bears and 49ers.