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Texans name Brian Hoyer starting QB for Week 6 vs. Jaguars
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Texans name Brian Hoyer starting QB for Week 6 vs. Jaguars
Friday October 9th, 2015

Brian Hoyer has been named the Houston Texans’ starting quarterback for Week 6 against the Jaguars, head coach Bill O’Brien announced at practice on Friday.

“I think it’s 11 one-game seasons,” he told reporters. “He’s the starter for Jacksonville. I think over the last two games, he’s gone in there with a really good attitude, with a calmness about him. Really good mechanics. Has he been perfect? No. ... I think overall he’s played pretty well.”

Hoyer replaced starter Ryan Mallett in the second quarter of the team’s 27–20 Week 5 loss to Indianapolis on Thursday. The seven-year veteran completed 24 of 31 passes for 312 yards and two touchdowns, with an interception.

He came on in relief of Mallett in Week 4 as well, leading the team on two late touchdown drives in a loss to Atlanta.

Hoyer began the season starting under center, but was dethroned by Mallett in the fourth quarter of the Texans’ season-opener.

Houston (1–4) meets Jacksonville (1–3) on Oct. 18.

- Kenny Ducey

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