I became very aggravated after reading a post that I received from Brandon Bates of Turf Show Times. Click here for the link to that post. Well according to Rams Wire, the Rams may be interested in the Houston Texans’ journeyman quarterback Brian Hoyer. Let’s be accurate when we describe Hoyer because he is journeymen. This man has taken his nonexistent act of playing quarterback to five teams in seven years. This man has worn is welcome out as Felix Unger. That last remark is for those who remember the sitcom “The Odd Couple.”
My last remark also describes his current situation with the Texans as per Ian Rapoport. (the following remarks made Rapoport does not come from the Turf Show Times post. It comes from this Roto World link.)
Per Rapsheet, “both sides sound OK with a fresh start.” The Texans have tried to claim this wasn’t the case, but it’s been the obvious endgame since they lavished $72 million on Brock Osweiler. Due $5.25 million in the final year of his contract, Hoyer can likely be acquired for a day-three draft pick. His status may not be resolved until Ryan Fitzpatrick and Colin Kaepernick know their 2016 fates. Mar 29 – 7:11 PM
Anybody can have Hoyer for third round pick, so whether it is the Rams or whoever wants him for a third round pick. If you read the first link I gave, the post mentioned this tweet.
The Jets also have an interest in Hoyer in case their already arduous negotiations with Ryan Fitzpatrick implode. Also, a trade or force retirement will be the way to settle the Colin Kaepernick situation, and from my point of view, a trade won’t happen. The Forty-Niners’ owner will want your first born for Kaepernick thus taking him out of the picture.
Now only Ryan Fitzpatrick stands in the way of moving Hoyer. Fitzpatrick and the Jets are at an impasse. How do you break this impasse? By forcing Fitzpatrick back to the table by using Hoyer.
In theory, this plan should work for the Jets, but this is not theory. Not only do the Jets want Hoyer, but also the Broncos who lost Osweiler to the Texans. So now, the Jets are in bidding war with the Broncos while also trying to break the stalled negotiations with Fitzpatrick.
Now, this how the Rams fit. If you look at the wording of Albright’s tweet. He mentioned that the Rams might be interested in Hoyer. He did not tweet they were interested. Also, Albright is a Denver-based radio host, so where do you think his allegiance will fall. Also, the Rams’ owner Stan Kroenke and the Broncos’ owner Pat Bowlen are friends. And, the twist to this is that Albright who tweeted the rumor is known to have the Rams pegged in the past. This makes him the perfect delivery person to float this rumor.
So, I think the Rams’ interest in Hoyer is to heighten the bidding war to drive the Jets away Hoyer.
Of course , this is just my theory and I could be wrong and there is truth to this rumor then I have some advice for the Rams. Keep their pick for the draft and not waste it on Hoyer. Any trading of picks that I want to see is for the purpose of drafting a quarterback.