We knew it was going to happen and  on Tuesday, it became official. Quarterback Brian Hoyer was released by the Houston Texans. With the signing of Brock Osweiler earlier in the offseason, the Texans no longer needed the 30-year-old signal caller.

Brian Hoyer (Getty Images)

Hoyer went 5-4 for Houston a season ago and owns a 15-11 career record as a starter. But the Texans wanted to upgrade Hoyer, who was 15-34 with four interceptions in last years playoff loss to the Kansas City Chiefs.

With Hoyer on the market now, should the New York Jets take a look at him?


Hoyer isn't a long-term solution at QB, but if the Jets can't bring back Ryan Fitzpatrick, they should do everything they can to salvage the potential of a team that missed the playoffs by one game a season ago. Hoyer could serve as a nice mentor to Bryce Petty - or any other QB the Jets draft this season.

If the Jets do bring back Fitz, then they don't need Hoyer either.