Cards claim Brian Hoyer off waivers
On the same day Cardinals ownership backed coach Ken Whisenhunt (for the rest of the season, anyway), the Cardinals went to the waiver wire for an option.
According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the Cards claimed Brian Hoyer off waivers from the Steelers. Hoyer was released Saturday when Ben Roethlisberger healed and he was deemed surplus to requirements.
On any other team, at any other time, Hoyer would be a line of agate type.
There’s a cynical-if-not-reasonable argument to be made he’s the Cardinals best quarterback at the moment, with Kevin Kolb hurt and John Skelton and Ryan Lindley in a turnover race.