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Published: Thu, March 09, 2017
Sport | By Billy Aguilar

Former Bears quarterback Brian Hoyer will sign with the 49ers

Former Bears quarterback Brian Hoyer will sign with the 49ers

San Francisco 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan apparently will be reuniting with Brian Hoyer.

On Wednesday former quarterback Brian Hoyer agreed to a contract with the San Francisco 49ers according to a report from the NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. After previously playing for the New England Patriots, Arizona Cardinals, Cleveland Browns, Houston Texans and Chicago Bears, he will presumably become the 49ers' starter under center with fellow quarterback Colin Kaepernick recently parting ways with the franchise. Specifically, it's a signal that they aren't going to make an over-the-top trade offer to land Washington's Kirk Cousins this year, knowing they could potentially get him as a free agent next year.

Hoyer, 31, served as the Bears backup last season. Hoyer's season ended in a 26-10 loss to Green Bay on October 20, when he broke his left arm.

However, in a blowout loss to the Kansas City Chiefs, Hoyer threw a career-worst four interceptions. Hoyer then suffered a broken left arm in early October and was placed on injured reserve. Hoyer started 13 games that year, but had a brutal 55.3 completion percentage and 12:13 TD:INT mark.

More likely would appear to be Option A. Hoyer could start until whatever handpicked rookie QB Shanahan and GM John Lynch choose is ready.

In his two years with the Browns, Hoyer completed 299 of his 534 attempts (56.0 percent) for 3,941 yards and 17 touchdowns against 16 interceptions.

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