By Josh Sanchez
March 24, 2014

Brian Hoyer got off to a promising start with the Browns in 2013 before a torn ACL ended his season.Brian Hoyer got off to a promising start in 2013 before a torn ACL ended his season. (David Richard/AP)

With Matt Schaub now gone to the Oakland Raiders, the Cleveland Browns will need to determine who they want to lead their offense in 2014. One of the Browns' best options may already be on their roster.

Brian Hoyer, who suffered a torn ACL after going 2-0 in 2013 with five touchdowns, is ahead of schedule in his injury recovery, according to In fact, Hoyer may be able to participate in OTAs next month and should be 100 percent for training camp barring any setback.

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Hoyer indicated he is a capable starter, albeit in a limited time, and the Browns could benefit from giving him a shot to start a full season. If he succeeds, Cleveland will have its quarterback of the future, and if he fails the team would know in time to get back in the market for a quarterback in a loaded 2015 draft class.

If the Browns want to put all of their eggs in the Hoyer basket, they could decide to add a veteran signal-caller to serve as the primary backup. They could also give Hoyer competition by drafting a quarterback with either of their two first-round picks this year.

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