Adam Caplan reports that Bears QB Brian Hoyer’s one-year, $2M deal includes $750,000 in guaranteed cash.
- Caplan notes that $500,000 was given as a signing bonus, while the other $250,000 is guaranteed from his base salary.
- Ian Rapoport reports that Hoyer receives a one-year, $2M deal from the Bears.
- La Canfora mentions that the Bears were the most logical destination for Hoyer after he didn’t reach an agreement with the Jets or Broncos.
It’s worth mentioning that signing Hoyer to a contract won’t factor into the Bears’ 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 had Hoyer featured in our Best Available Free Agents list.