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He's an RFA next season; since the Pats didn't draft him, they have to tender him at the second-round level in order to get any compensation for him.
Personally, I think that Hoyer signs the tender (it'd pay him more than he earned the last three seasons combined), and then gets traded for about a fourth-round pick (which, combined with three years of not having to worry about the backup QB slot, is pretty good value for an UDFA).
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It makes no sense to actually keep both Hoyer and Mallet as back ups to Brady. One has to go after this season, and Hoyer makes the most sense. Mallet has the talent to be a franchise QB. He has more value and should be kept unless some team is willing to give you a high 2nd or above, and I don't think that will happen.
You take what you can get for Hoyer, and wish him well. They got more than they should have expected from an UDFA QB. Hopefully he'll get a shot at playing a full game at the end of the season if not to showcase him, then to keep Brady safe.
Unless they start show casing him a bit more I can't see another team offering a draft pick. I like Hoyer though, having watched him at MSU and briefly here the kid has some serious mental toughness.
I'll see your concern and raise you Charlie Whitehurst:
The Seahawks swapped the 40th pick in the second round with San Diego's 60th pick and also will send the Chargers a third-round pick in the 2011 draft.
Whitehurst, a restricted free agent with third-round compensation, has had only four NFL snaps and has not thrown a pass in a regular-season game. The Clemson product signed his one-year restricted tender Wednesday, which facilitated the trade, after deciding he preferred to play in Seattle instead of Arizona.
I think we can get much more than a 4th or 5th. I'm thinking the right offer to the right team might secure us a lower 2nd rd pick. With all the building up of Hoyer by Mike Lombardi and a little bundling magic, how about Cleveland's second 1st rd pick for Hoyer, Law Firm & our 3rd rd pick. They get their QB, RB ( Peyton Hillis is gone) & a 3rd rd pick.
I agree with SBPATSFAN, showcasing him would be to our advantage. I always wanted a sportswriter to ask TB, if his reluctance to leave a game may cost the team a draft pick that could win him another SB.
For those of you who would say, that's still more than we could get for Hoyer & BJGE, then change the 3rd rd pick for our 2nd round pick. We trade Clevelands 1st into 2013 & get at least a 2nd rd pick this year. So we wait a year to get paid for Hoyer & BJGE. We need added picks in 2013.
I have no idea what we could get for a 1st rd pick around the 17-19 range, that is trading the 1st into 2013, just a 2nd?
What you do with Hoyer depends more on readiness of Mallet than anything else. Hoyer hasn't had the chance to play so there is not going to be any team willing to pay him or give a draft pick for him. I think he realizes he's got the best job in football for a guy of his skills and stays for a 2-year deal at little money.
Hoyer wants to start and BJGE will want more money than we should pay, with Welker, Mayo & others who are more important to the team. If we go with one less QB & RB we can carry a third tight end & another backup lineman. Mallet should be ready to backup TB & BB has been singing his praises. If we go with 4 RBs, we have them already, Vereen, Ridley, Woodhead & Kettani when he comes back from active duty. ( I love veterans )
Cleveland has needs & we can fll them, QB that's learned from TB & a thousand yard runner that doesn't fumble or make waves. IMHO it's a perfect fit.
Cleveland has 2 first rounders to fill those needs at qb and rb. They are 4-9. Quite possibly lose out and pick 4-5. Pencil Barkley or RGIII in there or a slight trade up. Another team say Washington selects whomever Cleveland doesn't. Who needs qb's then? Arizona and Seattle traded for unproven youngsters. Kolb and Whitehurst. Neither are doing the job. They aren't going that route again. Miami needs a qb. You think their fanbase/management clamoring for star power wants Hoyer? Nope. Most poor teams have young quarterbacks; Minny - Ponder, St.l - Bradford, Jax - Gabbert, Carolina - Newton, TB - Freeman. I seriously doubt we get anything higher than a 4-5 for Hoyer.