A team source tells Anderson: “[W]e’re not trying to break the bank for (Hoyer). We need someone to help Geno [Smith] out and help out the quarterback position. At the end of the day, I’m not looking losing sleep over which [veteran QB] we bring in.”
Yesterday, reports said that Hoyer was signing with the Texans, but it sounds like they may have been a little premature.
While the Jets have shown interest in Hoyer, it sounds like they have a set amount they’re willing to spend on a veteran quarterback and are willing to pursue other options until they find someone willing to play for that amount.
Hoyer, 29, played out his two-year, $1.965 million contract that includes $250,000 guaranteed and is one of the better available players in a limited free agent class of quarterbacks.
Over the course of 14 games, Hoyer has thrown for 3,334 yards while completing 55.4 percent of his passes to go along with 12 touchdowns and 13 interceptions. Pro Football Focus has him rated as the No. 35 quarterback out of 39 players.