Texans to cut Brian Hoyer
ESPN’s Adam Caplan reports that Hoyer has been told he will be released. Hoyer was the starting quarterback for most of the 2015 season for the Texans and had a pretty solid season, throwing for 2,606 yards with 19 touchdowns and seven interceptions as Houston went on to win the AFC South. However, in his lone playoff game, Hoyer was just 15 of 34 passing for 136 yards with four interceptions and two fumbles.
According to oddsmakers at BetDSI, the Texans are currently listed with 40/1 odds to win Super Bowl LI next season. They also have 22/1 odds to win the AFC Championship while their over/under for wins is set at 8.5
The Texans signed Brock Osweiler in the offseason with plans for him to be the starter and they have Brandon Weeden available as the backup. Osweiler signed a 4-year deal worth $72 million with Houston. The fourth year quarterback has seen very limited action in his career. Last year was the first season he made any starts, going 170 of 275 passing for 1,967 yards with 10 touchdowns and six interceptions. Still, he got a sizable contract and is now the set starter in Houston.