Williams mentions that compensation is likely to be the biggest determining factor for the Cowboys, considering that they have been unwilling to pay market value some of the more notable backup quarterback options available this offseason like Colt McCoy or Chase Daniel.
It’s very possible that Hoyer could do better in terms of salary with another team, and previous reports have said that the Steelers and Jets are among a handful of teams already interested in him.
Jason La Canfora reported that the Jets could schedule a visit with him as soon as this week, which further illustrates the level of interest in Hoyer.
Previously reports have linked Hoyer to the Jets, considering that they have yet to get a deal done with QB Ryan Fitzpatrick, and don’t appear to be anywhere close to an agreement.
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’ll have more regarding Hoyer and his market as the news is available.