No. 5: Quarterback Brian Hoyer
While there’s no doubt Brian Hoyer will be the team’s starting quarterback this season, one might hope he’d show a little more capability than the fairly unimpressive numbers he put up last weekend.
Against the Cheifs, Hoyer was 1-of-4 for just three yards and a passer rating of 39.6 over two drives.
“It’s obviously disappointing to have only six or seven plays and not get any production,” Hoyer later said, via Cam Inman of the San Jose Mercury News.
Hoyer’s limited numbers make it hard to truly judge him.
But Weeks 2 and 3 of the preseason typically most resemble regular-season games, so it wouldn’t be a shock to see the veteran quarterback play at least a full quarter. Perhaps two.
Denver’s defense still remains potent, even if Broncos head coach Vance Joseph sits a number of his starters. So this is a good opportunity for Hoyer to develop his rapport with receivers and the offense in general.