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2015 Houston Texans Free Agency News: Brian Hoyer To Sign Deal With Houston Texans, Wants To Compete With Ryan Mallett

Two ex-Patriots backup QBs walk into a bar...or something like that. Brian Hoyer is your latest Houston Texans quarterback. Rejoice, I guess.

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Several NFL insiders seemed to peg Houston as Brian Hoyer’s final destination when free agency officially opened today at 3 p.m. CDT but that wasn’t going to stop former Texans director of college scouting and current Jets general manager Mike Maccagnan from making a late push for a Geno Smith alternative.

In the end, however, Hoyer chose to battle it out with the (relatively) unproven Ryan Mallett in an offense he is already familiar with rather than try to get involved with the perennial quarterback circus in the Big Apple.

Though Mallett is likely to win the job in Houston, a team could certainly do a lot worse for a backup quarterback than Brian Hoyer. I approve of this signing, for whatever menial amount that is worth.

What do you think, BRB? Are you down with Hoyer the Destroyer coming to Houston?

UPDATE (03/10/15): Although Hoyer's agent says his client has not yet decided where to sign, a bit of speculation about the terms of Hoyer's potential contract with the Texans: