Here's the rest of the article:The Boston Herald reports that backup QB Brian Hoyer "unsuccessfully" attempted to shop himself to other teams before re-signing a one-year deal with New England earlier this offseason.
Hoyer was tendered at the second-round level in restricted free agency, so any interested club would have had to fork over a second-round pick plus a contract in order to acquire him. It seems like a lofty price tag, but it really wouldn't be if other NFL teams viewed Hoyer as a franchise-caliber quarterback. The 26-year-old is slated for unrestricted free agency in 2013.
Source: Boston Herald
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Personally, I find this interesting. I don't believe Brady will retire soon, and the franchise may not be as committed to Mallett as people think. Hoyer is looking to cash in on this reputation he's received (without playing a snap), just like Flynn has. Kolb was a little more deserving of his money (pre Arizona play), IMO.
In 3 years, Hoyer has appeared in 13 games, and managed 27/43, 286 yards, 1TD/1INT. Nothing spectacular, and I don't understand where this "one of the best backup QBs in the NFL" thing comes from either (the story is written by the Boston Herald). 2nd rounder for Hoyer? Please. Pats fans try to be objective here.
Patriots will have zero experience at QB when Brady leaves, except for whatever learning is going on the bench. It worked for Rodgers. Others, not so much. We'll see.