The Houston Texans and Tennessee Titans reportedly have interest in Cleveland Browns quarterback Brian Hoyer.
Hoyer worked under Texans head coach Bill O'Brien when Hoyer was with the New England Patriots and O'Brien was the Patriots quarterback coach and later the offensive coordinator. Schefter reports Hoyer "trusts O'Brien as much as any coach in the league" from their time together and "would welcome a reunion."
Titans head coach Ken Whisenhunt is also interested in Hoyer, according to Schefter. Whisenhunt worked with Hoyer in 2012 when he was the Arizona Cardinals head coach. Arizona claimed Hoyer off waivers in December and Whisenhunt started him in Week 16 of that season.
In preseason, Hoyer beat out rookie Johnny Manziel for the Browns starting spot. Including last season, Hoyer has compiled a 9-3 record as Browns starter and led Cleveland to the biggest comeback win in league history on Oct. 5, overcoming a 25-point deficit to defeat the Titans.
Hoyer's contract expires at the end of this season, and Schefter reports the Browns are in "wait-and-see mode" with him. Hoyer has started every game this season for Cleveland, while Manziel has only attempted one pass.
In nine games this season, Hoyer has thrown for 2,212 yards, 10 touchdowns and four interceptions. His 13.7 yards per completion leads the NFL.
The Browns (6-3) host the Texans (4-5) on Sunday.
- Molly Geary