On both Monday and Tuesday, reports have emerged that quarterback Brian Hoyer will sign with the Texans. It’s not done yet — and not just because it can’t be done until after 4:00 p.m. ET on Tuesday.
Agent Joe Linta tells PFT that Hoyer wants to gather more information before making a final decision. Although the three-day negotiating window prohibits teams from arranging visits with players until the official start of free agency, Hoyer intends at the appropriate time to arrange a visit to Houston.
He wants to meet with the coaches and visit the area. If all goes well, an effort will be made to move forward.
Making the decision even more important to Hoyer is the fact that he has a wife and two young children. He wants to get information about local schools and potential residential options before making any final decisions.
Hoyer’s approach echoes concerns raised last week by the man who’ll replaced him in Cleveland. Quarterback Josh McCown believes that players should have a chance to visit potential teams without the “sign here now or else” urgency that often accompanies free agency.
Hoyer also has been talking, through Linta, to the Jets.