The Houston Texans signed quarterback Brock Osweiler earlier this offseason in hopes that he can be their long-term starter. Brian Hoyer was the starter last season, but his time with the team is likely going to come to an end. According to a report from Ian Rapoport, the Texans have made Hoyer available for trade.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 29, 2016
Hoyer will receive some interest on the trade market, as there are a lot of teams in need of help at the quarterback position. Whether a team picks him up to be their starter or a quality backup, he will land with another team before the start of the season if the Texans’ asking price is fair.
Last season with the Texans in 11 games, Hoyer completed 60.7 percent of his passes for 2,606 yards and 19 touchdowns. He threw just seven interceptions, which proved his worth.
Osweiler is a very good talent, but there is no telling whether he will end up being a legitimate No. 1 option.
At 30-years-old, Hoyer still has plenty of football left to play in his career. He will be of value for the Texans and a later round pick in the 2016 NFL Draft should suffice. Houston cannot afford to go into the 2016 season without a quality backup, but it doesn’t seem like Hoyer is going to be their guy.
Needless to say, it will be interesting to see what ends up happening moving forward. Hoyer is going to be an intriguing name to keep an eye on as the offseason continues to unfold now that the Texans have decided to move him.
Expect to see the Texans get a deal done for a trade involving Hoyer before the end of the offseason.