The Bears reportedly want Brian Hoyer back.

According to CBS Sports' Jason La Canfora, the Bears have made it known to Hoyer that they want him to return to the team for the 2017 season after he played in six games for them last season.

Hoyer filled in when Jay Cutler was injured last season, only to sustain a season-ending injury himself.

The Michigan State product and eight-year NFL veteran completed 67 percent of his passes last season, throwing for 1,445 yards and six touchdowns with zero interceptions.

Hoyer has been mentioned as one of several potential veteran quarterback targets the Bears could bring in to succeed Cutler as the starting signal-caller. Free-agent quarterback Mike Glennon, who La Canfora mentioned in the same tweet, and Patriots backup Jimmy Garoppolo are also possibilities.

So too would be selecting a quarterback with the team's No. 3 pick in this spring's draft. North Carolina's Mitch Trubisky, Notre Dame's DeShone Kizer and Clemson's Deshaun Watson have all been mentioned as quarterbacks that could be selected early in the first round.