Cleveland left tackle
Then again, Thomas has spent all seven of his
"He's a lot like Tom Brady," Thomas said at Cleveland.com of Hoyer, who spent three years in New England as Brady's backup. "When you look at the way he competes and the way he demands the most out of everybody around him, it's no coincidence that those guys played together. [Hoyer] has a lot of those same mental attributes and that's a great thing for a quarterback to have."
Normally I'd take Thomas' word for it. This is a guy who has made the
And, to be fair, Hoyer hasn't had much chance to prove himself. The role of Brady's backup isn't really much of a showcase. And Hoyer won all three of the games he started for the Browns last year before a torn ACL ended his season.
Still, would the Browns have drafted Johnny Football in the first round (22nd overall) if they really had the next Brady on their hands?
No matter, Thomas said. Such competition will only bring out the best in Hoyer.
"He's the ultimate competitor, and no matter if we drafted a quarterback No. 1 overall, I knew that in his mind he expects to win the job because that's the type of competitor he is and the type of quarterback."
So Hoyer is the ultimate competitor? Take that,