With the Texans signing quarterback Brock Osweiler to a four-year, $72 million contract, the quarterback they signed last year at this time is likely on his last legs in Houston.
Per a league source, veteran Brian Hoyer is expected to exit the roster “sooner than later.”
Signed through 2016 at the very affordable rate of $4 million (especially in light of the current market), the Texans could try to trade Hoyer. They specifically could try to trade him to the Jets, especially since the Jets were the other team Hoyer was considering last year as a free agent.
The Broncos also could be interested, along with any other team that doesn’t have a clear-cut starter. Even those that do would be wise to consider whether Hoyer makes sense as a backup, especially at $4 million.
Hoyer has shown significant flashes at times, but injuries (including concussions) have prevented him from reaching his full potential. Last year’s run to the postseason ended with an ugly home loss to the Chiefs in the wild-card round, which undoubtedly set the stage for Houston’s decision to go all in for Osweiler.