Cole mentions that the Jets’ interest depends on what the Texans elect to do with Hoyer in the coming weeks. Hoyer reportedly wants to either start or have the opportunity to play in 2016.
There’s still the question that the Jets plan to do in the draft, as they’ve already met with Penn State QB Christian Hackenberg and Memphis QB Paxton Lynch.
In regards to Ryan Fitzpatrick, Cole mentions that the Jets are maintaining their stance that they’re unwilling to pay him the kind of money he’s looking for in his next deal, which is reportedly as much as $16 million per year.
According to Cole, New York is offering Fitzpatrick closer to $7 million annually.
Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reported a few days ago that the Texans and Hoyer appear to be headed for a divorce, as both parties believe it would best for everyone involved to have a fresh start.
Rapoport adds that Hoyer is available for trade right now, but with the implication being that they’re willing to release him if necessary, it seems unlikely that anyone will be willing to part with draft compensation for him.
Houston signed Brock Osweiler to a big-money deal at the start of free agency, so all indications have been that Hoyer was likely done with the Texans.
Hoyer, 30, signed a two-year, $10.5 million contract that included $4.75 million guaranteed with the Texans last year. He’ll make a base salary of $5.25 million in 2016.
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 a potential Hoyer and the Texans as the news is available.