The Houston Texans have released quarterback Brian Hoyer, according to a tweet from NFL.com’s Ian Rapoport.
The #Texans have released QB Brian Hoyer, source said. He's a free agent
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) April 17, 2016
Hoyer started nine games in Houston in 2015, completing 60.7 percent of his passes for 2,606 yards while sporting a career best 19:7 touchdown-to-interception ratio. Unfortunately, those numbers were more thanks to star receiver De’Andre Hopkins’ breakout season than they were Hoyer’s development as a quarterback. Houston did win the AFC South to make the playoffs, but were rocked by the Kansas City Chiefs 30-0 in the AFC Wild Card Game as Hoyer threw four interceptions.
Thus, when Houston added Brock Osweiler in free agency on a four-year, $72 million deal, the writing was on the wall. No trades were able to be made, since no team wanted to take on Hoyer’s $5.25 million base salary for 2016, so he is set to hit the open market at age 30.
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