Browns Rumors: Are The Browns Interested In Re-Signing Brian Hoyer?

The Cleveland Browns aren't sure who their quarterback of the future is...but it sounds like they might be willing to bring back a player who looked like he'd blown his chance to be their quarterback of the present.

On Sunday, Brian Hoyer's agent told the Akron Beacon-Journal that the team has reached out about bringing Hoyer back:

“We never got to the numbers part,” Joe Linta, Hoyer’s agent, said Saturday night during a phone interview. “They called and said they were interested in bringing him back.”

“...I think the only thing that would make him not [want to] come back is if they said [Johnny] Manziel or whoever we take in the draft or whoever we sign in free agency is going to be the starter and you will only be the backup,” Linta said. “I think that would probably drive him away a little bit.

“If Pettine said, ‘Hey, it’s going to be an open competition again between you and Johnny,’ great, let’s go. ... [Hoyer] wants to play. The kid wants to have an opportunity to compete and play.”

It sounds like Hoyer's only condition is that he'd like the opportunity to compete for the starting job, and after his late-season collapse, he certainly wouldn't be very expensive.

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