Hoyer, Jets still talking

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At a time when in some circles it’s believed to be a done deal that quarterback Brian Hoyer will enter a competition in Houston with Ryan Mallett, there’s still a chance Hoyer will land with the Jets.

Per a source with knowledge of the situation, the Jets and Hoyer’s agent, Joe Linta, talked twice on Monday and plan to talk again Monday night.

New Jets G.M. Mike Maccagnan arrived from Houston earlier this year, where he’d been the Texans’ director of college scouting.  It sets up an interesting tug-of-way for Maccagnan, who is trying to address the most important position on the roster.

For Hoyer, the question becomes whether he’ll have a better chance beating out Geno Smith or Ryan Mallett for the starting job.  Money will surely be a factor, too.

If Hoyer picks the Jets, the Patriots will have two former Tom Brady backups in the AFC East.  If Hoyer picks the Texans, the Jets could end up with former Bills starter Ryan Fitzpatrick, as Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News noted on Monday.

Either way, the most intriguing division in the NFL is about to get even more intriguing.

29 responses to “Hoyer, Jets still talking

  1. Until signed……If I was an agent I would still entertain all offers from any other team willing to pay/guarantee more for my client(s)…….and I would continue to “leak” info to see if I can get a better offer, still……..

  2. Miami gets Suh
    Buffalo gets McCoy

    The Jets get Hoyer

    Wonder who the favorite to finish in last place will be.

  3. Pats would LOVE this. They don’t dislike Hoyer or Cassel, but its pretty clear that BB would be able to pick apart their flaws and capitalize on them. Remember how he traded Drew Bledsoe for a first-round pick and then owned him in the Buffalo games? That could happen for 4 games a year!

  4. Hoyer would bring class and work ethic to that franchise. Hate to see him leave my brownies.

  5. If its a matter of just starting Hoyer should ask the Jets where to sign. The Texans may be the better overall team, but they arent winning anytime soon either.

    Its funny…..the two best defensive players in the game (and most highly paid) will probably both be home for the playoffs in 2015….you have to question the GM’s of teams that would allow that stupidity.

  6. Hoyer can beat out Mallet, or Smith, the reason that he is not a Brown is because ,Hoyer would beatnik again Johnny Manziel, and the front office cannot have that happen again

  7. jakec4 says:

    Mar 9, 2015 8:57 PM
    Miami gets Suh
    Buffalo gets McCoy

    The Jets get Hoyer

    Wonder who the favorite to finish in last place will be.

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    Yeah, and I wonder what two teams will still miss the playoffs but have a worse draft pick then the Jets.

  8. Enlighten me exactly how the Texans are a better overall team? I’ll give you better players defensively but last I checked Houston has 1 solid wr and a half broken rb. Correct me if I’m wrong but Hoyer is a QB and that is offense not D!!! The jets have an equivalent O line, 3 wr’s equal or better, a solid RB, and a TE that’s 1 yr in and already better than anything Houston has. So please tell me again how Houston is a better situation? If he’s smart, he’ll choose the path of least resistance and way more weapons.

  9. Jets are actually in an interesting spot: pick up a free agent like Hoyer or Moore or Fitzgerald to compete with Geno, and then let that guy go if Mariotta falls to them because Kelly can’t convince teams 2, 3, 4 or 5 to trade down with him?

  10. The haters who say that Belichick is an awful GM who can’t draft are going to blow a microchip if it turns out that 3/4ths of the AFC East’s starting QBs were drafted by Belichick

  11. This must be some bad dream sequence. As a Jets fan you’re telling me after 6 years of Sanchez-Geno with a dash of Tebow and washed up Vick our best options going into next season are Hoyer and Fitzpatrick. I get it we’re getting punk’d.

  12. Hoyer will sign with the Jets because that is his best chance to nail down a starting job. He would still be the starting QB for the Cleveland Browns if they didn’t have an idiot GM in Ray Farmer.

  13. arwiv says:
    Mar 9, 2015 9:04 PM

    If its a matter of just starting Hoyer should ask the Jets where to sign. The Texans may be the better overall team, but they arent winning anytime soon either.
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    Um, they had a winning record this past year and 4 of the last 6 years they’ve had winning records.

  14. jetfan74 says:
    Mar 9, 2015 9:20 PM

    Enlighten me exactly how the Texans are a better overall team? I’ll give you better players defensively but last I checked Houston has 1 solid wr and a half broken rb. Correct me if I’m wrong but Hoyer is a QB and that is offense not D!!! The jets have an equivalent O line, 3 wr’s equal or better, a solid RB, and a TE that’s 1 yr in and already better than anything Houston has. So please tell me again how Houston is a better situation? If he’s smart, he’ll choose the path of least resistance and way more weapons.
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    Simple – the Texans finished 9-7 (hint: a winning record) while using 4 QB’s and a injured running back and a defense which wasn’t good the first half of the season, and they were still a Browns win away from a playoff berth. That’s why.

  15. Hoyer is a winner. Could provide some nice leadership to either locker rooms. He has to be thinking about having some tall targets to play with in Decker and Marshall. Where the Texans he lost Andre the Giant and Hopkins is solid but ain’t elite.

  16. Jonsilver – well said. As a long suffering NYJ fan, I feel that will be my fate. It’s a QB league, how do we get or develop a franchise QB???

  17. Hoyer screwed himself by not taking the extension the Browns offered him, and now he may be a backup somewhere. He bet on himself & it looked like he was going to make out well in the beginning of the year.
    Then…he lost it all, when it mattered the most.

  18. From what I’ve seen it seems that Hoyer is an upgrade from Geno and my perception is that the Browns gave up on him too quickly, but he’s also not the answer to bring us to the promised land…

  19. The Browns are idiots for not keeping Hoyer. If we don’t have good QB play this coming season (or at LEAST 7 or 8 wins), then someone needs to be fired for letting Hoyer go. The odds of Manziel being good are very low, even if he gives all he’s got.

    I hope I’m wrong but I don’t see a happy ending to this movie.

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