My bias as where I'm coming from. I regard Hoyer as someone with the talent at the very least to be an excellent NFL backup. I also feel that he's better than that, a player who would be a better starter than several of the teams' QBs currently fielded. Last year we carried 3 QBs. Although some wanted Hoyer traded, i was strongly against that in 2011 with Mallett an unknown who had an abbreviated camp prep year. This year's situation is different. The Pats could tender Hoyer at a 2nd round pick level and see what happens or sign him to that contract. Keeping him means 3 QBs again. I'm one of those fools who likes our 53rd player and worries about young potential talent we cut destined for the PS where they can be snatched away. Were we to sign Hoyer to a new contract and Mallet has a great camp should we and could we trade Hoyer and his cap hit expecting that summer attrition likely leaves at least one team of 31 eager to fill a void? Even for a 7th?