According to Darlington, the Texans like both Hoyer and Ryan Mallett, but his “sense” is that Hoyer is their target.
Meanwhile, Adam Caplan reports that there are five-six teams expected to have interest in Hoyer. However, a few of them are strictly considering Hoyer in a backup role. Caplan also confirms that the Texans are interested in Hoyer.
Other speculative options that have come up include the Buccaneers and Jets.
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.