According to Schefter, Hoyer trusts O’Brien as much as any coach in the NFL and would welcome a reunion.
Meanwhile, Schefter mentions that Titans HC Ken Whisenhunt also has interest in possibly pursuing him in free agency after the season.
As for the Browns, they are reportedly in “wait-and-see mode” regarding Hoyer. However, sources around the league tell Schefter that a deal could get done as soon as the Browns are ready to commit to Hoyer as their long-term quarterback.
Of course, the presence of first-round pick QB Johnny Manziel could complicate the situation to some degree. Hoyer would almost certainly want some financial security in any agreement with the Browns, but some have said that Hoyer could end up receiving a pay-as-you-go contract like the deals signed by Colin Kaepernick and Andy Dalton.
Hoyer, 29, is in the final year of his two-year, $1.965 million contract that includes $250,000 guaranteed. He’ll make a base salary of $1 million for the 2014 season.
Hoyer is in a great position to secure a large pay raise on the open market next year, even in the event no team offers him a starting job as a free agent.
Over the course of nine games, Hoyer has thrown for 2,220 yards while completing 58.7 percent of his passes to go along with 10 touchdowns and four interceptions. Pro Football Focus has him rated as the No. 15 quarterback in the league this season.