Report: Brian Hoyer gets second-round RFA tender

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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.

7 responses to “Report: Brian Hoyer gets second-round RFA tender

  1. Pittsburgh cut him this year with Batch & Leftwich as depth – both now UFAs.

    I cannot image why they would have done that if there was 2nd round tender value.

    Somewhere, Kevin Colbert is chuckling sinsterly at Pittsburgh West.

  2. Wow, I guess they are getting out in front of the market on this one. I’ve seen a lot of Cardinals games and the only QB on that roster that I’d want is Kolb as a moderately paid backup. He can start, but he isn’t taking you very far. He’d make a killer backup though. The others are not worthy of being on a roster or at the very most as the #3 QB.

  3. There are a few NFL teams that would be better for having Hoyer on their roster. Not a world beater, but he’s no train wreck either (i.e. Brady Quinn).

  4. Now the Cards need to cut Kolb and use the money to get Drew Stanton. With Hoyer as a backup, maybe Coach Arians could do something with Stanton who already understands his scheme.

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