Quarterback Brian Hoyer
On one hand, Week 3 revealed many of the same problems quarterback Brian Hoyer has had the first two games of the season.
But on the other, Hoyer did manage to have his best game in a 49ers uniform.
Things didn’t get off to a good start, though, as Hoyer tossed an interception on the first play from scrimmgae:
This was the third interception Hoyer has thrown this season — shocking, considering he had zero in 200 pass attempts for the Chicago Bears last year. Poor decision, bad throw and a horrid start to what ended up being a close game.
Yet Hoyer flashed some moments too, so we have to take those into account.
San Francisco’s first touchdown came on a Hoyer scramble, so there’s that to consider. And on this play, Hoyer found tight end Garrett Celek for a critical touchdown despite three Rams defenders in his face:
Overall, Hoyer finished 23-of-37 for 332 yards and two touchdowns against the lone interception — a passer rating of 98.0.
Those aren’t bad stats, especially considering Hoyer wasn’t aided by a number of key drops again.
Yet the numbers aren’t enough to justify Hoyer’s stock rising up. He also took four sacks, and three of those could have easily been avoided had Hoyer delivered the ball — or thrown it away — a bit earlier.