One year ago, Brian Hoyer received a second-round tender from the Patriots. Then, somewhat surprisingly, the Pats cut him before the season.
As a result of being off of an NFL roster for much of last season, Hoyer, now with the Cardinals, is again a restricted free agent.
And once again, he’s getting the second-round tender, this time from Arizona, Jason La Canfora of CBS reported Friday.
The second-round tender likely takes the 27-year-old Hoyer off the market unless a club wants to make a bold move for the former Michigan State signal-caller. Were Hoyer to have been tendered at the lowest level, the Cards would only have had the right-of-first-refusal on the quarterback, who was an undrafted free agent. It’s possible he could have drawn some interest in this scenario, considering the lack of draft-pick compensation at stake, his youth and the thin UFA QB market.