Before the Jets decided to sign Ryan Fitzpatrick last off-season, there was a considerable amount of interest shown in Brian Hoyer. Of course Hoyer ended up in Houston, Ryan ended up in New York and the rest is history.
However last night the Texans decided to release Hoyer after failing to find a trade partner. The Texans will be heading into 2016 with Brock Osweiler as their leader, and Hoyer will now have the opportunity to stick on another roster ahead of the season.
With the Jets and Ryan Fitzpatrick struggling to agree to a new contract, it's not unreasonable to expect the Jets to show a little interest in Hoyer, a n 8 year veteran.
Also, Jets have interest in Brian Hoyer, as they did a year ago. Very likely to schedule a visit with him soon, quite possibly this week— Jason La Canfora (@JasonLaCanfora) April 18, 2016
Despite being benched numerous times last year, Hoyer was able to put up a respectable line in Houston, throwing 19 TD's to 7 interceptions for 2,606 yards and a 91.4 passer rating. Nothing that will blow you away, and certainly not as good as Fitzpatricks year, but it's still a reasonable line for a team struggling to find any offensive rhythm.
The Jets could try and use Hoyer's availability as a bargaining chip in their negotiations with Fitzpatrick, or they could very well decide to move on and sign Hoyer in preparation for the 2016 season.
Before landing in Houston, Hoyer experienced two disappointing and inconsistent seasons in Cleveland. Despite having been in the league since 2009, Hoyer has only started 26 NFL games.
This is certainly going to be an interesting one to watch.