In the last game of a lost season, Brian Hoyer will become the fourth quarterback to start a game for the Arizona Cardinals, according to Kent Somers of azcentral.com. In Sunday's 28-13 loss to Chicago, Hoyer replaced an ineffective Ryan Lindley just 13 days after joining the Cardinals roster.
In just under a half of playing time, Hoyer accomplished little more than Lindley. The former Michigan State signal-caller produced no offensive points and threw an interception. Presumably Hoyer will get the most of the first-team reps in practice and will be playing for a potential roster spot in 2013.
Hoyer came into the league as an undrafted free agent with the Patriots in 2009, and served as Tom Brady's backup for several seasons before being released in training camp prior to this season. He signed with Pittsburgh and backed up a smattering of Steelers QBs before being released on December 8. The Cardinals claimed him on December 10.
Sunday will be Hoyer's first career start.