Hoyer's big block vs. Chiefs sparks great Twitter reactions originally appeared on NBC Sports Boston
Brian Hoyer filled in for Cam Newton during Monday night's New England Patriots-Kansas City Chiefs matchup, and it didn't take long for him to get onto a highlight-reel.
It wasn't a passing highlight, however. The veteran QB showed off his blocking skills on a reverse run by Pats wide receiver Isaiah Zuber in the first quarter, and it was pretty impressive. Check it out below:
Twitter predictably had some great reactions to Hoyer's surprising play:
Brian Hoyer, fullback.— Jeff Howe (@jeffphowe) October 5, 2020
Brian Hoyer is eternal— Patrick Daugherty (@RotoPat) October 5, 2020
HOYSTER BLOCK— Nora Princiotti (@NoraPrinciotti) October 5, 2020
Brian Hoyer auditioning for backup linebacker— Ben Volin (@BenVolin) October 5, 2020
Hoyer throwing blocks?! 👀— Patriots on NBCSB (@NBCSPatriots) October 5, 2020
BRO BRIAN HOYER JUST LAYED A BLOCK ON A DEFENSIVE TACKLE— volt 🧢 (@Go_On_Volt) October 5, 2020
Bryan Hoyer throwing blocks on D-linemen, you love to see it.— Alex Gelhar (@AlexGelhar) October 5, 2020
Brian Hoyer sure can block. That is all.— Eric Wilbur (@GlobeEricWilbur) October 5, 2020
That was an impressive chip block by Brian Hoyer. 😯— Chris Vosters (@CJVosters) October 5, 2020
Brian Hoyer throwing a successful block against Derrick Nnadi will not be topped for unlikeliness from this NFL season.— Andy Hutchins (@AndyHutchins) October 5, 2020
My man Brian Hoyer just threw a mean block on a d-lineman who had about 100lbs on him in weight! 😂💪— Leverett Ball (@Leverett12) October 5, 2020
Hoyer's interception in the Patriots' next drive may have spoiled his big moment, but it was a nice effort nonetheless.
Monday night marked Hoyer's first-ever Patriots start.