Brian Hoyer on being a resource for other Raiders quarterbacks

Aug 2, 2023, 2:43 PM | Updated: 2:47 pm

Quarterback Brian Hoyer #7 of the Las Vegas Raiders throws as quarterback Aidan O'Connell #4 looks ...

HENDERSON, NEVADA - JULY 26: Quarterback Brian Hoyer #7 of the Las Vegas Raiders throws as quarterback Aidan O'Connell #4 looks on during the first practice of the team's training camp at the Las Vegas Raiders Headquarters/Intermountain Healthcare Performance Center on July 26, 2023 in Henderson, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

(Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Brian Hoyer knows his way around Josh McDaniels’ playbook.

The 15-year-veteran had multiple stints in New England, crossing paths with McDaniels from 2017-18 and again from 2020-21 before McDaniels left to lead the Silver & Black.

Even when Hoyer was leading the Houston Texans, he was still working under the Bill Belichick umbrella with head Bill O’Brien. Suffice it to say, even though he’s on a new team, he’s familiar with the playbook.

“Fortunately for me, I’ve been a backup in this offense for a long time, so I’ve gotten a ton of reps over the years,” Hoyer told the media Wednesday as the team moves further along into training camp. “There’s not really ever a play that is called that I haven’t run at some point.  So, obviously, when I’m not out there practicing, I’m taking mental reps, but at this point, after playing for Josh for six years, it’s like, I’ve run it at some point.”

As a veteran with familiarity with the Raiders’ playbook, Hoyer can also use his history within the system to help rookie Aidan O’Connell, and even newcomer Jimmy Garoppolo, who’s been in San Francisco under coach Kyle Shanahan for the past six years.

“Definitely at this point in my career, with Aidan and Chase [Garbers], it’s my job to impart the wisdom I’ve learned playing this game and obviously playing in this offense for an extended period of time to help those guys out,” Hoyer said.

Hoyer went on to praise Aidan O’Connell’s understanding of the playbook and system.

“He’s done a great job of staying on schedule and he does a great job and is throwing the job very well,” Hoyer said.

Having been in the league for 15 years, Hoyer was also asked to talk about how he’s still enjoying himself, both on and off the field.

“Throwing to Davante. You asked me what’s fun in training camp, throwing to 17 [Davante Adams] is always fun,” Hoyer said with a smile.

Thank you for reading Follow us on Twitter, and subscribe to our YouTube channel.


Las Vegas Raiders

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - OCTOBER 02: Darren Waller #83 of the Las Vegas Raiders warms up before the game...

Frankie Cartoscelli

Former Las Vegas Raiders TE Darren Waller retires from NFL

Former Las Vegas Raiders tight end and 2020 Pro Bowl talent Darren Waller has announced his retirement from the NFL.

2 days ago

CHICAGO, ILLINOIS - OCTOBER 22: Maxx Crosby #98 of the Las Vegas Raiders celebrates after a sack du...

Field Level Media

Report: Raiders DE Maxx Crosby receiving $6M raise

Maxx Crosby, the Las Vegas Raiders' star defensive end, will make an additional $6 million next season, ESPN reported on Thursday.

19 days ago

Oakland Raiders # 00 Jim Otto file photos. (Photo by James Flores/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *...

Field Level Media

Legendary Raiders C Jim Otto dies at 86

Legendary Oakland Raiders center Jim Otto, a Pro Football Hall of Famer, has died at the age of 86, the team announced Sunday.

23 days ago

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - NOVEMBER 12: Wide receiver Davante Adams #17 the Las Vegas Raiders reacts after...

Frankie Cartoscelli

Las Vegas Raiders release 2024 regular season schedule

Are you ready for some football? The Las Vegas Raiders have released the 2024 regular season schedule. Check it out here!

28 days ago

DETROIT, MICHIGAN - OCTOBER 30: Aidan O'Connell #4 of the Las Vegas Raiders warms up prior to their...

Field Level Media

Aidan O’Connell is early leader in Raiders’ QB competition

Aidan O'Connell is in line to be the Las Vegas Raiders' QB1 this fall--but the battle isn't over with Gardner Minshew lurking.

1 month ago

AUBURN, ALABAMA - SEPTEMBER 30: Brock Bowers #19 of the Georgia Bulldogs reacts after scoring the g...

Field Level Media

Las Vegas Raiders sign first-round pick Brock Bowers, others

The Las Vegas Raiders have signed first-round pick Brock Bowers and five other draft picks to contracts for the 2024 season.

1 month ago

Brian Hoyer on being a resource for other Raiders quarterbacks