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Brian Hoyer is now the starter for the Houston Texans

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Brian Hoyer has been named as the starting quarterback for the Houston Texans by their head coach Bill O'Brien.

This comes after the Texans were defeated 27-20 last night by their divisional rivals, the Indianapolis Colts. Ryan Mallet originally started the game at quarterback but due to poor performances, he was benched before the end of the first half.

Hoyer came in and he threw for 312 yards, two touchdowns and a bad interception near the end of the game which ultimately closed out any possibility of the AFC South team tying the game.


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He became the first non-starting quarterback to throw for over 300 yards in a single game since Chad Henne did it for the Jacksonville Jaguars in 2012 against the Texans.

This performance overall was enough to convince O'Brien that Hoyer should start for the Texans in their next game against the Jaguars ahead of Mallet.

The Texans tweeted out that their head coach said: “We are moving on to Jacksonville. Brian Hoyer will start the game and we will go from there."

The performance which Hoyer provided on Thursday night was the best either him or Mallet had produced for the Texans since the start of the season.

With the team sitting on a 1-3 record, it's difficult to picture any of these quarterbacks starting for the AFC South franchise beyond this season. Hoyer is just the short-term solution for what has been a long-term problem for the team.

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