Yesterday, Jason Cole of the Bleacher Report reported that Hoyer may not be willing to re-sign with Cleveland if Johnny Manziel was still on their roster. However, Hoyer’s agent, Joe Linta, refuted the report later in the day, via Jeff Schudel of the News-Herald.
Hoyer recently mentioned that being a starter is more important to him than his salary.
“I don’t think I need to say any more than I’m from Cleveland and this is where I want to be. But I also am a competitor, so I want to be somewhere where I’m playing,” Hoyer said, via the Cleveland Plain Dealer.
Hoyer’s asking price continues to climb with every game he wins, so this could end up being a fairly complicated situation for the Browns by the end of the year.
Cole suggested Hoyer could receive a deal that would pay him $10-$12 million annually and possibly as much as $14 million, but there is still a chance that the franchise tag could be in play for the Browns as well.
Both sides are likely to wait until later in the season before getting seriously involved in contract talks. By then, Hoyer’s value will be much clearer.
Hoyer, 29, is in the final year of his current contract and will make $1 million for the 2014 season. On the season, Hoyer has thrown for 1,232 yards while completing 60.7 percent of his passes for seven touchdowns and an interception.