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Brian Hoyer, Mark Sanchez could be traded–if anyone wants them

HOUSTON, TX - JANUARY 09:  Quarterback Brian Hoyer #7 of the Houston Texans looks to pass against the Kansas City Chiefs in the fourth quarter during the AFC Wild Card Playoff game at NRG Stadium on January 9, 2016 in Houston, Texas.  (Photo by Thomas B. Shea/Getty Images) Getty Images

When the Texans signed Brock Osweiler today, Brian Hoyer officially lost his job as Houston’s starting quarterback. And when the Eagles signed Chase Daniel today, Mark Sanchez officially got demoted from No. 2 to No. 3 on Philadelphia’s depth chart.

So Hoyer and Sanchez would surely be available in a trade, if anyone wants them.

Would anyone want them? It’s entirely possible: Hoyer and Sanchez aren’t good, but they are competent. Some pretty bad quarterbacks started games in the NFL last year: Josh Freeman. Luke McCown. Landry Jones. T.J. Yates. EJ Manuel. Austin Davis. Jimmy Clausen. Matt Cassel. Brandon Weeden — for two different teams. In a world where teams are stuck starting those guys, some teams probably wish they had a backup more like Hoyer or Sanchez.

Hoyer and Sanchez each have one more year on their contracts, Hoyer at a $4 million salary and Sanchez at a $4.5 million salary. That’s a lot less expensive than most starting quarterbacks, but more expensive than most backup quarterbacks. A team with some cap space, and with a need for a backup quarterback, might just give the Texans or the Eagles a call, and offer up a late-round pick for Hoyer or Sanchez.

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21 Responses to “Brian Hoyer, Mark Sanchez could be traded–if anyone wants them”
  1. edelmanfanclub says: Mar 9, 2016 8:33 PM

    Why trade for them when they will be released shortly??

  2. dickshotdogs says: Mar 9, 2016 8:34 PM

    Pass and pass. No pun intended.

  3. rtroy23 says: Mar 9, 2016 8:36 PM

    Here’s a trade. Pack of skittles and 2 rolls of toilet paper for both of them

  4. hawk944 says: Mar 9, 2016 8:38 PM

    You forgot Peyton Manning…. just be honest, he had a very bad year even for a backup.

  5. jessethegreat says: Mar 9, 2016 8:40 PM

    Denver almost has to try to get kap now (if they don’t go after Fitzpatrick) and if/likely when kap is traded, SF will need a backup.. Perhaps a reunion with buttfumble and chip are in order?

  6. jsmith563 says: Mar 9, 2016 8:42 PM

    niners trade Kap to Denver then take Sanchez

  7. pftwd3 says: Mar 9, 2016 8:46 PM

    Can you imagine the reaction if Fitzpatrick signed with the Broncos and the Jets traded for Sanchez? A boy can dream can’t he?

  8. bassplucker says: Mar 9, 2016 8:48 PM

    Wow. That list of last year’s “starting” QBs is just brutal. It doesn’t justify the insane money just given to guys like Cousins, Bradford and Osweiler, but it does explain it.

  9. coltzfan166 says: Mar 9, 2016 8:54 PM

    Rex needs a backup QB

  10. tccoats says: Mar 9, 2016 9:01 PM

    Just a matter of time before they get cut…Sanchez for sure..Hoyer has a fighting chance to stay on as the backup…

  11. bryantrulen says: Mar 9, 2016 9:07 PM

    If I’m Sanchez, Im trying to go to Denver above all else. But if Elway doesn’t bite his best options are to go to a team with a 1st year Offensive Coord and Average QB situation so,
    2. LA Rams (return to USC Coliseum🙂
    3. Miami Dolphins
    4. Dallas Cowboys (Although Jerrah may be hesitant)
    5. Baltimore/NY Giants

  12. codiablo says: Mar 9, 2016 9:07 PM

    no (period) …

  13. gadgetking2010 says: Mar 9, 2016 9:08 PM

    Steelers would take Hoyer as a backup after he is cut. They should have kept him back in 2012. He could be their new Charlie Batch.
    – Go Stillers !!

  14. bryantrulen says: Mar 9, 2016 9:09 PM

    Hoyer could rot on the Bench for a Year or go somewhere and be a backup perhaps Minnesota to re-unite with Norv and Shaun Hill although capable is getting really old. If Teddy B went down, it could be the Hoyer show again!

  15. blantoncollier says: Mar 9, 2016 9:11 PM

    Boyer back to the Browns for Johnny Addict?

  16. nceaglesfan says: Mar 9, 2016 9:20 PM

    Perhaps Denver

  17. plum54 says: Mar 9, 2016 9:22 PM

    Denver fans keep insisting their defense is so good the QB doesn’t matter . Seems like their theory is going to be tested ! Hoyer or Sanchez may end up in orange & blue.

  18. bryantrulen says: Mar 9, 2016 9:43 PM

    They are basically the same qb from throwing perspective, quick natural releases Hoyer more accurate both both are anticipation throwers. Weak arms though

  19. kash71 says: Mar 9, 2016 10:10 PM

    plum54 says:
    Mar 9, 2016 9:22 PM
    Denver fans keep insisting their defense is so good the QB doesn’t matter . Seems like their theory is going to be tested ! Hoyer or Sanchez may end up in orange & blue.

    ———————————-

    I guess you didn’t watch the playoffs last year or the Super Bowl.

  20. intrafinesse says: Mar 9, 2016 10:27 PM

    As a Jets fan, I’ll second your #3 suggestion.
    I’ll personally drive down to Philly and drive him to the air port.
    I’d LOVE to see Sanchez take the field for a division rival.

    >>If I’m Sanchez, Im trying to go to Denver above all else. But if Elway doesn’t bite his best options are to go to a team with a 1st year Offensive Coord and Average QB situation so,
    2. LA Rams (return to USC Coliseum🙂
    3. Miami Dolphins
    4. Dallas Cowboys (Although Jerrah may be hesitant)
    5. Baltimore/NY Giants

  21. 12312 says: Mar 10, 2016 12:56 AM

    You know what Michael David Smith, I know this little world of yours is all about clicks and traffic, and mean spirited, sociopathic “comments” are the highlight for most, but that’s a really Sh***y thing to put in a headline. I don’t know those two men, but they don’t deserve that kind of derision. I do know some of Hoyer’s story, and from all accounts he’s a decent man who’s tried his best as a professional athlete. No of course that doesn’t shield him from being criticized, but that’s truly a mean spirited headline and completely unnecessary.

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