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Broncos Will Not Sign Brian Hoyer, Bears, Jets & Cowboys Among Interested Teams

Update:

Brad Biggs reports that the Bears are one of teams exploring possibility of signing free agent QB Brian Hoyer as a backup.

  • Troy Renck adds that the Jets and Cowboys are also among the interested teams in Hoyer.

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Mike Klis of 9News reports that the Broncos initially planned to have two veteran quarterbacks compete for the starting job. However, all of this changed after they traded up to select QB Paxton Lynch last night.

According to Klis, the Broncos notified free agent QB Brian Hoyer on Friday they will not be signing him to compete with Mark Sanchez for the starting job.

Instead, the Broncos will give the rookie Lynch a chance to compete with Sanchez for the starting job.

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.