The Texans made Brian Hoyer a free agent on Sunday and it hasn’t taken long for him to get a look from another team.
PFT has learned, via a league source, that Hoyer has lined up a visit with the Jets and will arrive in New Jersey on Tuesday. The Jets pursued Hoyer as a free agent last year before he signed with Houston.
Hoyer took over as the starter in Houston, for the most part anyway, and the Texans traded previous starter Ryan Fitzpatrick to the Jets. Fitzpatrick turned in a strong season, but hasn’t come to agreement with the Jets on a new contract this offseason and the two sides remain far apart in their negotiations.
Hoyer’s visit could be part of those negotiations as the Jets try to push Fitzpatrick, whose market outside of East Rutherford hasn’t materialized, to take what they are offering. Their interest in Hoyer as a player may be genuine as they were interested in Hoyer last year, but last year’s results would seem to make staying the course offensively the first choice for the Jets if there’s a chance to make it happen.
Hoyer likely has other interest, but the Jets would offer him as good a chance at a starting job as any team outside of Denver so the right offer might bring his time as a free agent to a quick end.