The New York Jets quarterback soap opera continues, as Jason Cole of Bleacher Report is reporting that the team has shown interest in Houston Texans signal-caller Brian Hoyer as negotiations with Ryan Fitzpatrick continue to stall, with the Jets refusing to pay the Harvard grad his asking price of $16 million a year.
Hoyer has thus come up as another option for the Jets, and could be a far more effective one than either Geno Smith or Bryce Petty.
Still, a lot of the Jets’ interest depends on what the Texans decide to do with Hoyer, who is set to earn $4 million in salary in 2016. Houston could opt to try and trade Hoyer, especially with Brock Osweiler now in the fold and being paid starter money, or could flat-out release him. Either way, the Jets should be doing due diligence in calling the Texans and simply inquiring about potential asking price.
Just how well Hoyer would fit in New York, however, remains to be seen. Yes, offensive coordinator Chan Gailey’s spread offense could help salvage the career of someone who has a reputation primarily as a game manager, but the fact that Fitzpatrick has yet to sign a deal with any other team at this point seems to be a sign that GM Mike Maccagnan’s interest in Hoyer is just another means of getting Fitzpatrick to ultimately agree to more team-friendly terms.
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