Patriots QB Hoyer To Miss At Least Four Games

New England Patriots quarterback Brian Hoyer was put on injured reserve on Thursday, as announced by the franchise.

He played against the Green Bay Packers in Week 4, however he had to leave the game due to an injury.

Mac Jones had a bad ankle injury, so Hoyer got to play. But during the game, he got a concussion and will miss at least four games for the Patriots.

With this, rookie Bailey Zappe took over as starting and is slated to face the Detroit Lions in Week 5 if Jones is unable to play.

Garrett Gilbert, who was just added to the practice squad this week, is also on the New England quarterback depth chart. Zappe will likely start with Gilbert as his backup until Jones returns.

It is expected that Hoyer will be able to play for the Patriots when they take on the Indianapolis Colts in Week 9 of the NFL season.

The veteran quarterback has been in the league for 15 years, and in his only game in 2022, he completed five of six passes for 37 yards.

It's worth noting that Tom Brady stands 6'4 and Bailey Zappe stands 6'0 1/2" feet tall.

Brady and Zappe: very similar measurements

The new Patriots rookie quarterback is on the shorter side for a quarterback who uses a quick-passing style of play.