Former New England Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman believes that Brian Hoyer is an essential part of the quarterback room, as the team puts in a new offensive system for 2022.
Edelman appeared on Chris Long’s “Green Light” podcast Tuesday morning and gave the backup quarterback significant credit.
Hoyer played under Kyle Shanahan as a member of the San Francisco 49ers in 2017. This could be a benefit, as Hoyer will be able to relay concepts he learned under Shanahan, and match them up with this new system for New England.
Edelman elaborated on that line of thinking during the podcast.
“It’s definitely a blessing to have a guy like Brian Hoyer, who not only knows the New England Patriots system through and through—I mean, he’s been through the evolution of Josh McDaniels to Billy O’Brien, and he went and played with Billy [in Houston].” Edelman said. “So he’s been in that system, but he’s also been in the Shanahan systems and he knows that West Coast slang.”
Hoyer re-signed with the Patriots to a one-year deal in March. He could play another pivotal role in helping the quarterback room develop with Jones heading into his second season and rookie Bailey Zappe making a strong impression during the preseason.
Jones could use as much help as possible with New England looking to shake the rust off the offense heading into Miami.