Here’s an interesting nugget from ESPN Cleveland’s Tony Grossi:
Hoyer signed with the Browns last week, but the fact the Jets were reportedly interested speaks volumes about how the Jets feel about their quarterback situation in light of David Garrard’s decision to retire.
Hoyer has thrown just 96 passes in his NFL career, most of which has been spent backing up Tom Brady in New England. He started the first game of his NFL career for the Cardinals against the 49ers in Week 17, throwing for 225 yards and a touchdown in a 27-13 defeat.
Update: Manish Mehta of the Daily News is suggesting that this report may be inaccurate:
Jets didn't make offer or express interest in Brian Hoyer before he signed w/Browns last week, I'm told. There was some interest last yr tho—
Manish Mehta (@MMehtaNYDN) May 19, 2013