49ers Agree To Contract With QB Brian Hoyer

49ers showing'strong interest in quarterback Brian Hoyer

Hoyer played under Shanahan with the Browns in 2014 when he was the offensive coordinator.

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports the 49ers and Jets are showing "strong interest" in free agent Brian Hoyer.

There is an understanding Hoyer will have a chance to start for the 49ers. After previously playing for the New England Patriots, Arizona Cardinals, Cleveland Browns, Houston Texans and Chicago Bears, he will presumably become the 49ers' starter under center with fellow quarterback Colin Kaepernick recently parting ways with the franchise.

Hoyer threw for 1,445 yards, six touchdowns and no interceptions while leading the Bears in six games and five starts last season. He will be the only quarterback on the roster when the ink dries, so it's likely the 49ers will use multiple means to fill out the depth chart there.

Brian Hoyer is expected to sign a multi-year deal with the #49ers once it's finalized tomorrow.

It was assumed Hoyer would be in the running to be the Bears stop-gap quarterback, bridging to an assumed rookie the Bears front office would draft in the 2017 NFL Draft. And signing Hoyer does not preclude numerous additions at the quarterback position.

With the Bears reportedly close to an agreement with Glennon, Hoyer's fate in Chicago was sealed.

Rapoport added that the deal would be for two years, noting, "Fair to say, this makes it unlikely they bring in Kirk Cousins in a trade".