If Brian Hoyer had played better this season preseason, he might have gotten a bye in the preseason finale Thursday night against the Bears.
As it is, he'll play up to a quarter and then give way to Johnny Manziel, who will finish out the half and possibly play into the third quarter. Rex Grossman and Connor Shaw will likely split the second half, coach Mike Pettine said.
Contrast that with what the Bears are doing: starting sixth-round rookie David Fales -- their third-string quarterback -- and likely letting him play the whole game.
But Hoyer said after the 33-14 loss to the Rams Saturday that he welcomes a chance to play. Hoyer and the first-team offense have produced only one touchdown in 14 possessions and Hoyer has earned a 63.7 rating.