Houston Texans Release Brian Hoyer; Searching For New Home
After one year with the Houston Texans, Brian Hoyer has been released. He took his exit physical yesterday afternoon at the team’s training complex. The Houston Texans release Brian Hoyer after signing a new starter, Brock Osweiler, and resigning Brandon Weeden to back him up as the second string quarterback.
During his time in Houston, Hoyer started in 9 games, playing in 11. He threw 19 touchdowns with 7 interceptions. He is remembered for throwing an interception on his first pass in the season opener against the Kansas City Chiefs. One fumble and four sacks later, Texans fans chanted for Ryan Mallett to replace him. He lost his starting spot in that game, taking him four weeks to regain his title as the Houston Texans’ starter QB.
Hoyer is relatively optimistic about the cut. He says, “It’s just part of the business. I’ve just got to worry about my family and moving on to the next part.”
It seems Hoyer is intent on finding a new home. If he clears waivers and is picked up by another team in the NFL, it will be his fifth team in eight seasons. There is speculation of him being of interest to the Broncos, Jets and Steelers. Few will be surprised if Hoyer is not picked up by a new team.
Although he is healthy and determined, he ended last season with five turnovers, resulting in an abysmal loss against the Chiefs.