Houston has some obvious ties to Hoyer given that Texans HC Bill O’Brien worked with him while in New England a few years ago. However, the Texans could still elect to re-sign Ryan Mallett to pair with Ryan Fitzpatrick.
- PFT points out that Hoyer played for Vikings OC Norv Turner a few years ago while in Cleveland.
Cleveland has already signed Josh McCown to a three-year contract, so it’s pretty clear that Hoyer will be moving on this offseason.
There hasn’t been all that much buzz regarding Hoyer in recent weeks, but some speculative options that have been mentioned include the Buccaneers, Texans 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.