Originally posted on Waiting For Next Year  |  Last updated 5/19/13
Turns out the Browns weren’t the only one interested in the services of former Patriots and Cardinals quarterback Brian Hoyer. ESPN Cleveland’s Tony Grossi tweets that the Jets were also interested: I’ve learned the team that really wanted QB Brian Hoyer besides the #Browns was the #Jets. — Tony Grossi (@TonyGrossi) May 19, 2013 It would make sense that the Jets would look into Hoyer, as their quarterback situation is quite messy at the moment. Despite some past playoff success, the Jets are less than enamored with incumbent starter Mark Sanchez, so they drafted West Virginia quarterback Geno Smith with the 39th pick in the second round (a steal, as most analysts had Smith as a first round talent). They also had a veteran backup in David Garrad, allowing them to part ways with Sanchez if need be. However, Garrad abruptly retired last week due to a bum knee, putting the Jets back in the market for a QB. Hoyer, a Cleveland native and St. Ignatius grad, was signed by the Browns last week after getting cut from the Cardinals. Hoyer has appeared in a grand total of 15 games, with one career start to his name. The Michigan State grad was a favorite of Browns GM Mike Lombardi while backing up Tom Brady for Bill Belichik’s New England Patriots. With Brandon Weeden expected to start, Hoyer is will look to compete for the backup job with veteran Jason Campbell. [Related: Brian Hoyer, Brandon Weeden and what it could all mean].
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