Patriots Signing QB Brian Hoyer To Three-Year Deal, Packers Attempted To Sign Him


According to Field Yates, veteran QB Brian Hoyer‘s three-year contract is worth a total of $4.41 million and contains base salaries of $476,000 this season, $915,00 in 2018, and a $2.85 million base in 2019 that also includes $1.5 million guaranteed and $200,000 in roster bonus.

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Tom Pelissero reports that the Patriots are signing veteran QB Brian Hoyer to a three-year contract.

Interestingly enough, Ian Rapoport reports that the Packers tried to sign Hoyer to a contract, but he wanted to return to New England.

A report from Tuesday mentioned that there were a few other teams interested in Hoyer, but it’s a little surprising to hear that Green Bay had interest in him, considering that they’ve been all-in on Brett Hundley. Maybe they just felt that Hoyer was a far better backup than Joe Callahan, but that’s just speculation on my part.

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Field Yates of ESPN reports that the Patriots are bringing in free agent QB Brian Hoyer for a visit on Wednesday and he’s expected to sign with the team.

As soon as the Patriots traded QB Jimmy Garoppolo to the 49ers, speculation began circulating that Hoyer could end up back in New England as Tom Brady‘s backup.

Some have said that this could end up being a two-year contract for Hoyer, so that’s something to keep an eye on.

Hoyer, 32, originally signed on with the Patriots as an undrafted free agent out of Michigan State back in 2009. He spent three years in New England before bouncing around with a number of teams including the Steelers, Cardinals, Browns, Texans and Bears.

Hoyer signed a two-year, $12 million contract that included $10 million guaranteed with the 49ers this past March. He was set to make base salaries of $2.95 million and $3.95 million this year and next when San Francisco recently released him.

In 2017, Hoyer has appeared in six games for the 49ers and thrown for 1,245 yards while completing 58 percent of his passes to go along with four touchdowns and four interceptions. Pro Football Focus has him rated as the No. 27 quarterback out of 34 qualifying players.


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