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49ers & Jets Showing “Strong Interest” In QB Brian Hoyer

Ian Rapoport of NFL Media is reporting that the 49ers and Jets are showing “strong interest” free agent QB Brian Hoyer.

  • Adam Caplan reports that Hoyer is looking for a team that will offer him a chance to start and there are currently one to two teams willing to do so right now. There are another four to five teams interested in him as a backup, per Caplan.

Hoyer is an interesting free agent give that he’s likely to generate interest from quarterback-needy teams who aren’t willing to hand out either a big-money deal or are unwilling to part with draft picks in a trade for someone like Jimmy Garoppolo.

Both teams have been tossed out as potential options for Mike Glennon. However, it appears as though both teams aren’t willing to pay him as much as he could end up getting from the Bears.

Hoyer, 31, originally signed on with the Patriots as an undrafted free agent out of Michigan State back in 2009. He spent three years in New England before bouncing around with a few teams including the Steelers, Cardinals and Browns.

The Texans signed him to a two-year contract back in March of 2015 but he lasted just one year in Houston before he was cut. The Bears signed him to a one-year contract shortly after last year’s draft.

In 2016, Hoyer appeared in six games for the Bears and completed 67 percent of his passes for 1,445 yards, six touchdowns and no interceptions.

We have him featured in our Top 100 – 2017 Free Agents list.