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At Least Six Teams Interested In Brian Hoyer, Meeting Concludes With Broncos


Ian Rapoport reports that Brian Hoyer‘s meeting with the Broncos has concluded without an agreement. The situation involving Hoyer is expected to play out over the next week, according to Rapoport.

  • Rapoport adds that the Jets and Broncos remain interested in Hoyer, but they have other options to consider as well.
  • Jason La Canfora adds that the Bears and Steelers are monitoring the situation as well.

Broncos GM John Elway confirmed that the visit has ended and added that he has another visit lined up, per Troy Renck.


Adam Caplan of ESPN reports that free agent QB Brian Hoyer now has “at least” six teams interested in him. However, Caplan doesn’t offer any specifics regarding the other teams.

Hoyer is still visiting with the Broncos on Thursday and met with the Jets earlier in the week.

While there may be six teams interested in him, it’s unlikely that they’re all offering a similar opportunity. If Hoyer were to sign with either the Broncos or Jets, he’d clearly be in the mix for a starting job.

Others have mentioned that teams like the Cowboys and Steelers could be among the interested teams in Hoyer. However, he’d be taking a backup job with these teams instead of competing for a starting role.

It’s worth mentioning that signing Hoyer to a contract wouldn’t factor into a team’s 2017 compensatory picks.

Hoyer, 30, was in the final year of his two-year, $10.5 million contract and was set to make a base salary of $5.25 million for the 2016 season. However, no trade surfaced for him, which is why the Texans have elected to release him in a move that will free up $4,859,375 in available cap space.

In 2015, Hoyer appeared in 11 games and accumulated 2,606 passing yards, 19 touchdowns, one interception and completed 60.7 percent of his passes. Pro Football Focus rated Hoyer as the No. 31 quarterback out of 38 qualifying players.

We have Hoyer featured in our Best Available Free Agents list.

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