Jets, 49ers Showing Interest In Brian Hoyer

The Jets and 49ers are showing “strong interest” in quarterback Brian Hoyer, Ian Rapoport of NFL.com tweets. At last check Hoyer has only lukewarm interest from the incumbent Bears. Brian Hoyer (vertical)

Hoyer is looking for a team that will offer him a chance to start, according to Adam Caplan of ESPN.com (Twitter links). There are one or two teams offering him that chance right now, he adds, but it’s not clear which clubs are eyeing him as a possible No. 1 option. The Jets might be one such team.

Hoyer wouldn’t be the most glamorous quarterback choice for the either team, but the fact is that he is one of the best options on this year’s open market. I currently have Hoyer ranked as the third-best free agent QB, behind Mike Glennon and Nick Foles. Unlike Glennon, Hoyer would not cost a fortune.

The Jets are not overly interested in Glennon and they can’t afford him if the projected contract values being thrown around are accurate. The 49ers, who have some room to work with, may prefer a cheaper one-year bridge option like Hoyer over taking a QB at No. 2 overall or giving up a ton for an established quarterback via trade. The Niners have been connected to both Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins and Patriots quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo. Both will require the forfeiture of significant draft compensation.

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  1. Thronson5

    I hope the 9ers are looking at him as back up. I’d rather Cutler or start a rookie and let him learn on the fly if we aren’t going to get Cousins.

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