Free agent quarterback Brian Hoyer plans to wait to see how the draft plays out this week before choosing where to sign, a source tells Adam Schefter of ESPN.com (via Twitter). That means that Hoyer’s free agency will drag until next week.
Hoyer visited the Jets and Broncos earlier this month and there are reportedly “at least” half a dozen teams with interest in signing him. Both teams, of course, are currently scouring the market for quarterback options. The Broncos ID’d Colin Kaepernick as a target weeks ago, but talks with the 49ers are on hold after Kaepernick refused to take a drastic pay cut. The Jets, meanwhile, are at a standstill in their negotiations with Ryan Fitzpatrick. Gang Green is reportedly fixated on Memphis quarterback Paxton Lynch and if they ultimately select him, that could cause both Hoyer and Fitzpatrick to lose out on a suitor.
Hoyer, 30, made nine starts and appeared in 11 total games for the Texans in 2015, and enjoyed his best season as a pro. The Michigan State product completed more than 60% of his passes, throwing for 2,606 yards, 19 touchdowns, and just seven interceptions. Houston went 5-4 in Hoyer’s starts, but he became expendable when the team went out and signed Brock Osweiler to a four-year, $72MM deal in free agency last month. The Texans released the veteran, though GM Rick Smith contends that he could have traded him for a draft pick.
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