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Report: Jets “really wanted” Brian Hoyer

Arizona Cardinals' Hoyer passes the ball during their NFL football game against San Francisco 49ers in San Francisco Reuters

The Jets lost a quarterback this week when David Garrard said “no mas” because of a knee injury and a report from Tony Grossi of ESPNCleveland.com indicates they were interested in replacing him.

Grossi reports that the Jets “really wanted” to sign Brian Hoyer after Hoyer was released by the Cardinals. They weren’t able to close a deal, though, and Hoyer agreed to terms with the Browns on a two-year deal.

It probably comes as no surprise that the Jets were interested in the quarterback since they’ve shown some level of interest in just about every quarterback with recent NFL experience. It would also come as no surprise to see the team look elsewhere for another body to add to their current four-man mix at the position since it is clear that no one from that group has a stranglehold on the starting job.

Hoyer’s probably about as good as it is going to get on the free agent market until team start making cuts during camp this summer, however, and adding a player who can learn the offense quickly enough to win the job at that point is, to put it mildly, a long shot. It’s probably going to be Mark Sanchez or Geno Smith at quarterback come the start of the season for the Jets.

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25 Responses to “Report: Jets “really wanted” Brian Hoyer”
  1. classyjacklambert says: May 19, 2013 10:13 AM

    Are they gonna start a team where every position is played by someone that has at least a minimal ability to play QB? That way the opposing team is never gonna know who receives the snaps.

  2. flipola says: May 19, 2013 10:19 AM

    Brian Hoyer? Talk about desperate.

  3. MichaelWrites says: May 19, 2013 10:20 AM

    Knowing that the Jets really wanted Brian Hoyer must do wonders for The Sanchize’s self-confidence.

  4. ampats says: May 19, 2013 10:25 AM

    Thats too bad because Hoyer would have started this season for the Jets

  5. utteke says: May 19, 2013 10:30 AM

    What??? They aren’t already happy with the 9 or so QB’s on their roster???

  6. bigbosscrispy says: May 19, 2013 10:34 AM

    How sad us it that the jets “really wanted” Hoyer? AZ started Skelton over this clown LMFAO

  7. silverhornet says: May 19, 2013 10:41 AM

    Geno probably won’t be too happy about this development. Why would they really want another quarterback to compete with him when then are really high on him and want him to be starting soon?

  8. cullimon says: May 19, 2013 10:43 AM

    Hoyer is a quality QB, and I doubt he’d butt fumble, given the chance to play. If you call him a clown, I dare you to do a single NFL workout with him and see if you can hold up

  9. bh83 says: May 19, 2013 10:53 AM

    I still don’t understand how Hoyer has not been given a real shot at a starting job. He learned under Belichick and Brady for years. Posted very strong passing numbers each preseason. There are many QB’s with even less of a track record that have been given a fair shake.

    He’s got a strong arm, very accurate and is a very intelligent football player, Belichick and Brady trained. Seems like enough to me for a long look.

  10. seabreezes51 says: May 19, 2013 11:02 AM

    A second rounder gets ya Nick Foles…. Hardly used and put up dry.

  11. pisano says: May 19, 2013 11:03 AM

    Hopefully Geno Smith beats Sanchez out of the starting QB job, if he doesn’t and Sanchez is the starter he’ll be greeted with constant boo’s until he’s replaced. Look at all the negative post about Sanchez on PFT and it isn’t hard to figure the fans have had enough of the so-called Sanchize.

  12. cuda1234 says: May 19, 2013 11:26 AM

    Hasn’t Kevin Kolb had some success running Morningwheg’s offense?

  13. lks311 says: May 19, 2013 11:46 AM

    Just a hunch, but I’m pretty sure Hoyer picked up the the phone and called his Michigan State predecessor, Drew Stanton, and asked his opinion of the Jets’ zoo. We can all guess what was said there.

  14. firestarter0728 says: May 19, 2013 11:51 AM

    This story ought to be great for the self-esteem of the already emotionally fragile Geno Smith.

  15. shingding1 says: May 19, 2013 12:46 PM

    Players on the other 31 teams agree with Mark Sanchez that he should be the starting QB. It will make winning a guarantee for the other teams.

  16. surfinbird1 says: May 19, 2013 1:25 PM

    That would have too much sense.

  17. peepeetoucher says: May 19, 2013 2:07 PM

    Manish Mehta ‏@MMehtaNYDN 52m

    Jets didn’t make offer or express interest in Brian Hoyer before he signed w/Browns last week, I’m told. There was some interest last yr tho

    Rich Cimini ‏@RichCimini 5m

    Following up on QB Brian Hoyer: The #Jets didn’t show interest before he signed with the Browns, per source

  18. dlk47823 says: May 19, 2013 3:04 PM

    The majority of people criticizing Sanchez are not Jets fans, they’re trolls like Ampats. They don’t want to read the stories about Gronkowski missing another season and Brady being pissed about losing his best receiver. So, they go to the Jets stories to take out their frustration.
    Jets fans are looking forward to game 2 and facing Tommy without his receivers. Should be interesting.

  19. yankeeclipper2 says: May 19, 2013 3:08 PM

    The Jets have a real back up in Tebow,but they don’t use him because using him may hurt Sanchez’s feelings. Then they sign Garrard which is heralded as the second coming Johnny Unitas only to find out that he has bum knees and can’t play after they cut Tebow who is healthy and can play. But the Jets won’t let him play. And then the new GM signs Goodson who is arrested for drug and felony gun possession.
    Sounds like a joke, but the Jets are the joke.

  20. ballboy48 says: May 19, 2013 3:51 PM

    Hoyer did pretty well against a tough 49ers defense last year, for his first career NFL start. The Browns should give this guy a chance to start.

  21. micknangold says: May 19, 2013 3:58 PM

    Strange how the Jets aren’t the worst team in the NFL but get treated as such. While also being inarguably the most media-covered team in the NFL. There’s a correlation in there somewhere.

  22. bubbybrister/shovelpass says: May 19, 2013 5:25 PM

    Wow. So much hate for a team that has had only one losing season in the past four years…Especially when you consider they went to two AFC Championship games…

    Its not like they are the Jags, Bills, or Arz…I don’t get it?

  23. kinggeorge116 says: May 19, 2013 6:52 PM

    or maybe rex is so insecure he thinks hoyer can give him knowledge on new englands offense from when he was there… either way pathetic move!

  24. multiplemiggs says: May 20, 2013 1:09 AM

    funny how they “really wanted him” bad enough to let the Browns beat them out in negotiations. yeeeea they REALLY wanted him!

  25. harry1941 says: May 20, 2013 11:26 AM

    I know Balimore wants Sanchez to be the Jet’s QB, because he’s too easy to sack. Sanchez is better off being the water boy.It could be that their water boy may be better than him.

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