I like Brian Hoyer. He has a starting QBs mind and knowledge, IMHO. He does not have a starting QBs arm though. So what ? There are lots of QBs who didn't. They played and played well.
Some of whom were Brian Sipe, Joe Kapp, Joe Hofstader, the George Allen QB not named Sonny Jurgenson, etc.
Ryan Mallett is finding himself. In only his second extended action since he was drafted and after his first TC, and a redshirt season, he revealed a lot to me.
He has the rocket, big arm, reminescent of Drew Bledsoe, but we all knew that.
He has escapability, now that he has lost some weight and gotten stronger, unlike Drew Bledsoe. He worked out this offseason and it shows he did, and is working to be better,which was something questioned about Drew who seemed content tot coast on his God given talents. He can scramble some, and get outside, while always looking downfield to throw the ball.
He can shuffle within the pocket, something Bledsoe could do. But Mallett does it better, and obviously has been watching Brady, who does it superbly.
He can take something off the screens and dumpoff passes, something Brady does, but Bledsoe had trouble with doing.
He is now displaying QB POISE, the most important attribute of a QB. That insight indicates he is not the Jar head jock, that can't think, some had cast him to be.
Mallett is gaining some confidence now. He started to relax, and just play football, and the game was NOT too fast for him.
His play in the 4th Quarter of the Tampa Bay game was a revelation. We are seeing a Star being born.