Brian Hoyer is one of the most mediocre starting quarterbacks in the NFL, but finds ways to put his teams in positions to win football games. That has been the case this season with the Houston Texans, but he will miss Week 11 with a severe concussion.
According to a report from Sports Illustrated, Hoyer is suffering from memory loss following the concussion that he suffered.
Houston head coach Bill O’Brien talked about the issues to reporters following the game.
“[Hoyer] wasn’t functioning correctly as to how we know he’d usually function calling a play, receiving a play and trying to communicate it to the offense,” head coach Bill O’Brien told reporters after the game.
That is one sign of a concussion, especially trying to remember and repeat things. Hoyer failed that part of the concussion symptoms test in a major way.
Obviously we hope that Hoyer recovers fully and quickly, but the Texans are in major trouble at the quarterback position in the meantime.
T.J. Yates is going to get the start in place of Hoyer, while Brandon Weeden is going to be his primary backup. Houston is in major trouble with either of those quarterbacks at the helm.
Yates is the better player and has a chance to give his team a shot at beating the New York Jets this week.
All of that being said, it will be interesting to see how long Hoyer misses and just how severe the concussion is. Memory loss isn’t a joke and our prayers are with him as he looks to make a return.
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