Report: Brian Hoyer plans to sign with Texans on Tuesday

AP

It looks like Brian Hoyer is headed to Houston.

According to multiple reports, Hoyer plans to sign a three-year deal with the Texans when free agency officially gets rolling on Tuesday afternoon. Assuming nothing happens to put a snag in the works, that will give the team one part of the quarterback competition they’re expecting to run this offseason.

The other piece or pieces remain unclear. Tom Savage and Ryan Fitzpatrick are currently under contract, but John McClain of the Houston Chronicle reports that the team would like to bring Ryan Mallett back as well for what would be a battle of former Tom Brady backups.

The Jets were also pursuing Hoyer over the weekend and could put themselves in the market for Mallett. New General Manager Mike Maccagnan worked for Houston when they acquired Mallett last year and that also gives him experience working with Fitzpatrick, who played for Jets offensive coordinator Chan Gailey in Buffalo and could become available whenever other Texans’ moves become official.