Let the Brian Hoyer speculation live on.
According to multiple reports, the free-agent quarterback is expected to visit Denver on Thursday. This latest report shows that John Elway and the Broncos will look at anyone and everyone when it comes to quarterback. At the moment, Denver has Mark Sanchez and Trevor Siemian on the roster.
Hoyer was released by the Houston Texans earlier this week after they signed Brock Osweiler and re-signed Brandon Weeden. Hoyer started nine games for Houston last season, going 5-4 with 19 touchdown passes and seven interceptions. But the only thing people will ever remember about Hoyer is his terrible performance in the playoffs against the Kansas City Chiefs. In that Wild Card Game, he threw four interceptions and was the main reason the Texans lost.
After meeting with Jets officials today, free-agent QB Brian Hoyer has decided to head to Denver to visit the Broncos, per source.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) April 20, 2016
According to CBS' Jason La Canfora, if Hoyer doesn't sign in Denver after his visit, expect Hoyer to be a member of the Chicago Bears by the end of the week.
There was speculation the New York Jets had "very real" interest in Hoyer as of Tuesday. With his visit to Denver on Thursday, that appears to have wilted a skosh. Here's hoping it gets life between now and Hoyer's trip to the Mile High City.
Speaking of Broncos quarterback talk ...
There's been no update on Colin Kaepernick for about a week.
La Canfora said there's been no movement to any kind of settlement and he doesn't expect that to change until the NFL Draft next week.
As La Canfora said, "I still doubt that come May the 49ers really have this quarterback hanging around at OTAs, when he doesn't want to be there, and ownership really doesn't want him there, either."
He adds that's why Elway and the Broncos haven't budged and won't.
If you think the Philadelphia Eagles moving up to the No. 2 pick impacts the Broncos, Kaepernick and 49ers, I don't see it. San Francisco general manager Trent Baalke wasn't going to move up, and the talk in the Bay Area is he won't go quarterback with the No. 7 pick.
For the meantime, the Broncos remain patient.
Hopefully there's an end in sight and the speculation will cease. And Hoyer is not part of the plan.