Report: Jets “really wanted” Brian Hoyer


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 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.

25 responses to “Report: Jets “really wanted” Brian Hoyer

  1. 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. 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?

  3. 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

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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

  9. 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.

  10. 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.

  11. 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.

  12. 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.

  13. 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?

  14. 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!

  15. 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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