Broncos Interested In Brian Hoyer

Shortly after cutting Kevin Hogan, the Broncos look set to pursue a more experienced Joe Flacco backup.

The team is interested in Brian Hoyer, Dianna Russini of ESPN.com tweets. The Patriots released Hoyer earlier Saturday, giving their backup gig to Jarrett Stidham.

Hoyer began the 2017 season as the 49ers’ starter, working in Kyle Shanahan‘s system under QBs coach Rich Scangarello. With Scangarello now being the Broncos’ OC, this would be a natural fit. The Broncos are also unlikely to have Drew Lock available for several weeks, due to an injury the second-round pick suffered in a game against the 49ers earlier this month.

Hoyer, 33, made six starts for the 49ers two seasons ago. None of those resulted in wins, but the Broncos only have UDFA Brett Rypien as a healthy passer behind Flacco now. Given Flacco’s recent injury history, it would make sense for the team to have a more seasoned option at QB2 while Lock recovers.

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  1. crosseyedlemon

    Wouldn’t mind seeing him back with the Bears. He provided far better relief work than Glennon ever did.

  2. Max Jackson

    Hogan and Rypien were a waste of time. Hoyer’s not bad as a backup, he could possibly even crack the Top 5 if there was such a list. It sounds like the scheme’s a good fit too. Given what’s out there I’m guessing Elway doesn’t spend much time before this one’s on paper.

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