Veteran quarterback Brian Hoyer is having a free agent visit with the Jets today.
Interesting free agent visit on tap today: #Patriots QB Brian Hoyer is set to visit the #Jets, source said. A long-time backup in New England emerges as a potential backup and mentor to the new rookie QB at NYJ.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) April 8, 2021
After the trade of Sam Darnold, second year quarterback James Morgan currently tops the depth chart. That, of course, is a temporary arrangement until the team picks its new quarterback with the second selection in the NFL Draft.
Hoyer is a 35 year old journeyman who has played for eight different organizations. He started one game last season, a loss in which he competed 15 of 24 passes for only 130 yards against the Chiefs.
He presumably would be brought in to compete with Morgan for the second quarterback job. Given Hoyer’s resume, it would seem like a negative sign for Morgan if he was unable to earn the second quarterback job. Hoyer has had brief stretches of competent play in his career, but those came a long time ago. The Jets or any team would likely have a difficult time winning games with him at this stage.