Bill O'Brien: Brian Hoyer 'a mentally tough guy'
Houston Texans head coach Bill O'Brien said quarterback Brian Hoyer is already working to bounce back from a dismal performance in the team's 30-0 Wild Card loss to the the Kansas City Chiefs on Jan. 9.
Hoyer threw four interceptions and lost a fumble in the blowout defeat. While the Texans are expected to add a quarterback during the offseason to at least push Hoyer for the starting job, O'Brien said Wednesday the veteran has shown the ability to overcome adversity throughout his seven-year career.
“Brian is a tough guy, mentally tough, good person, good teammate,” O’Brien said. “I saw him in the weight room the other day. He’s already working out trying to get back in shape. He’s a guy who’s been through a lot in his career and is a mentally tough guy.”
In 11 games during the regular season, Hoyer threw for 2,606 yards with 19 touchdowns and seven interceptions. He's entering the final year of a two-year contract he signed with the Texans last March.