NFL rumors started swirling around Brian Hoyer. The former Houston Texans quarterback was recently released. It is a position that lacks quality. That would make Hoyer more valuable to teams needing a quarterback. According to Fox Sports, one team that could be interested in him might be the New York Jets. Gang Green are in need of a quarterback. The Jets and Ryan Fitzpatrick are currently at a stalemate. Hoyer has proven that he can be a decent starter.
Things are up in the air with the New York Jets and Ryan Fitzpatrick. The former Harvard star is currently wanting a contract that equals those paid to Brock Osweiler and Sam Bradford. Fitzpatrick had a career year this season. He threw a career-high in passing yards and touchdowns. He almost threw for 4,000 yards. Not too many quarterbacks can do that in a single season. He was one of the top quarterbacks in the NFL. The Jets are unwilling to pay him what he wants. The team is willing to offer him $7 million to $8 million a year.
Brian Hoyer could potentially be the next quarterback for the New York Jets. He will have plenty of weapons at wide receiver. Eric Decker and Brandon Marshall is one of the best wide receiver duos in the NFL. Both players had 1,000 yards each last season. That is a tough feat. Decker and Marshall’s success was thanks to the offense run by Chan Gailey. The only weapon Hoyer had last season was DeAndre Hopkins. Imagine what he can do with Marshall and Decker.
The New York Jets defense was one of the best last season under Todd Bowles. That would mean Brian Hoyer wouldn’t have to play catch up. The defense was led by Muhammad Wilkerson and Darrelle Revis. New York was 10th best against the run, 13th against the pass and 10th overall in yardages. The front seven for the Jets was dominant. New York feels confident enough in the front seven that they are willing to give up Wilkerson in a trade.
The New York Jets are looking for a quarterback since they can’t come to an agreement with Ryan Fitzpatrick. Brian Hoyer would be a cheaper and safer option for the team. Last season, the former Houston Texans quarterback proved he is a quality starter. The Jets could still select a quarterback in the NFL Draft if Paxton Lynch is still available.
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