Jets and 49ers showing interest in Brian Hoyer

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If you’re a living, breathing quarterback, there’s probably a market for you.

So it figures there’s competition for a guy who has rarely been viewed as more than a stop-gap.

According to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, journeyman Brian Hoyer has received strong interest from both the 49ers and Jets.

In both places, the role is a huge variable, as both are in the process of their perpetual searches for a starter.

If they were going to draft a quarterback in the first round, Hoyer would probably be a perfectly acceptable bridge until that rookie is ready. But the 49ers have been mentioned as trying to swing a deal for Kirk Cousins, which would make Hoyer a backup.

He played pretty well for the Bears last year before going on IR with a broken forearm, and absolutely wouldn’t be the worst decision either franchise could make.

22 responses to “Jets and 49ers showing interest in Brian Hoyer

  1. 49ers should give up the #2 and the #34 and get JG. Brand new HC, GM…mine as well get a brand new QB too.

    With JG they could instantly challenge Seattle for the division.

  2. As a Jets fan this makes no sense to me. What is the point of another stop-gap quarterback? The team isn’t going anywhere right now, there are no vets hanging on for a ring in this organization. We just cleaned house and are rebuilding. I know Petty and Hackenberg clearly aren’t the answers but for crying out loud Maccagnan throw one of them out there already! You drafted both of them! If they fail then they fail but use that money elsewhere instead of going after Brian freaking Hoyer. Pulling my hair out ova here!

  3. They both want Kirk Cousins. If the Niners play coy and don’t offer their 2017, and 2018 first round picks soon, they are going to have to compete with the Jets, Bears, Browns and possibly the Rams.

  4. mrkbuilders says:
    Mar 8, 2017 10:39 AM
    49ers should give up the #2 and the #34 and get JG. Brand new HC, GM…mine as well get a brand new QB too.

    With JG they could instantly challenge Seattle for the division.
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    Give up those 2 picks for a guy who’s played in like 3 games? I like Jimmy G, but I think he’s a product of the system. Cassel was great under BB and then flopped. The Niners should grab a vet and draft a rookie to sit behind the vet and groom him. The Niners are still probably a good 3 years off from being legit, but John and Kyle have it going the right way, so far.

  5. Hoyer is a decent, vet journeyman. Nothing more. A good backup, not much else. The NFL is suffering from the scarcity of quality starting QBs. They need a development league now! Continued poor QB play will hurt the game and increase the fall of tv ratings.

  6. Give up those 2 picks for a guy who’s played in like 3 games?
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    How many picks were given up for Goff and Wentz (it happens every year) who played zero games?

  7. A good thing about the start of free agency is that we will hear some real news about who signed whom, not some fake news of who is interested in whom, who will release whom and who will trade for whom. Tomorrow starting at 1pm PST we will be hearing a bunch of real signings

  8. niners816 says:

    …..Give up those 2 picks for a guy who’s played in like 3 games? I like Jimmy G, but I think he’s a product of the system. Cassel was great under BB and then flopped……

    Cassel and JG are totally different from eachother. Matt Cassel took over a team that was dominating most teams they played and went 18-1. He took an almost identical team(with Randy Moss just off a career year 23 TDs) and dropped them 7 wins from consecutive years! Anyone that watched the 11-5 2008 Patriots knows Cassel beat all the bad teams and all 5 losses came against the good teams on their schedule…he didn’t get even one win against a solid team. It became clear at mid-season that Cassel was NOT Brady and a playoff berth would mean a quick exit.

    Cassel made plenty of bad decisions, something JG rarely does, Brady rarely does. I remember a game where Brady had come out to a huge lead, BB pulls him up by like 3 or 4 scores and puts in Cassel. His first throw was an awful decision, easily intercepted for a pick 6…a throw Garoppolo would never make.

    I’ve watched his preseasons and mop up time, I watched his games last season multiple times. I think he’ll be a top 1/3rd QB this coming year. I’d rather keep him but how do you turn TB away until his TD/INT dips below 2 to 1? So, the Patriots are left to deal him, preferably to the NFC. One day very soon, there will be a fist full of 6-10 teams regretting going with clowns like Mike Glennon and Tyrod Taylor vs Jimmy G.

  9. ^Exactly, Cassel was stricken by Bad luck at USC but he has perhaps been the luckiest Pro QB in history when you look at his actual skill set to play the position as a thrower.

  10. QB Film Room says:
    Mar 8, 2017 11:30 AM
    ^Exactly, Cassel was stricken by Bad luck at USC but he has perhaps been the luckiest Pro QB in history when you look at his actual skill set to play the position as a thrower.

    I hold no ill will towards Cassel. He was a shot in the dark and he did enough to get himself paid, good for him. If I was in his position, I’d do the same as he literally could have been selling cars at any moment of his early career.

    The deal he got with the Chiefs cemented his “never having to work again” stature for the rest of his life. I think it was like 30+ Mill and he doens’t strike me as someone foolish with their money. I bet he has a nice 1-2 million $ home paid off in full and a couple nice new cars and 25 million in accts. Interest alone on that at just 2% annually is 500k a year…not bad for a lifelong backup QB.

  11. People like to ridicule Belichick’s babies Hoyer and Cassel, but fact is they were trained up from undrafted and 7th round respectively, to become average QBs. On an otherwise good offense or supported by a good D, these guys can get you to or above .500, but on the otherwise below-average teams (they’ve often been on after the Pats) these guys will suck and unfairly get scapegoated with all the blame.

    No, they aren’t franchise QBs, but the fact that there’s extremely little franchise-QB talent around means that there’s mileage in an average QB (who, by being average, is better than half the QBs out there). And knock ’em all you like but these two guys are professional in approach, and experienced teamers, and clearly good coaches appreciate that.

  12. Jimmy G was a highly skilled 2nd round pick who has spent three years being exposed to excellent football minds in BB, Josh McD and TB12. He throws an excellent ball with a very quick release while exhibiting excellent athleticism. No doubt Pats would prefer to keep him just not sure if they can figure it out.

    BTW… Hoyers playoff game for Houston two seasons ago may have been the worst exhibition of QB play I have ever seen. 15-34, 4 int’s, 2 fumbles, 15.9 rating.

  13. I believe that the NFLPA guidelines stipulate that it is the Jets’ turn to have Hoyer, having just finished with Fitzpatrick. The Jets will sign him, and he will have a career year, which, of course, means the Jets will go 9-7 or 8-8, because Hoyer sucks, and a career year is a mediocre year by normal standards, but this is the Jets, and after the 8-8 or 9-7 year, the Jets and their fans will be feeling like they are “this close”, and having lost out on a high draft pick that could have netted them a franchise QB like Sam Darnold, they will re-sign Hoyer to a deal that will strap them for cash, and then, returning to form, Hoyer will have a terrible year, probably spending a lot of time in the training room with concussions, and the Jets will tumble back down to being a 4-win team. Then, as 4 win teams often do, they will fire the GM and the coach and start all over again.

    If you’re going to sign Hoyer, why not just bring back Fitzpatrick, or give Geno a 1-yr deal. It really doesn’t matter which one of those people are leading your team.

  14. Hoyer, Cassel, Grapple-A-Ho…only difference is age. I’m sure the Pats, and their fans, think he’s worth 2 #1 picks…duh. That doesn’t mean he’s worth the lint in your pocket in reality, though. Do yourselves a favor and avoid making the mistake other teams did when it comes to back-up Pats QBs.

  15. I don’t hate Cassel. He is very smart and obviously has set himself up nicely by capitalizing on certain opportunities and being a hard worker. It just is sometimes hard to believe that his actual physical skill set as a thrower is something that has kept him around for all these years. But hey what do i know, probably little

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