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Jets and 49ers showing interest in Brian Hoyer

Chicago Bears v Green Bay Packers

GREENBAY, WI - OCTOBER 20: Quarterback Brian Hoyer #2 of the Chicago Bears walks off of the field after being injured in the second quarter against the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field on October 20, 2016 in Green Bay, Wisconsin. (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)

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If you’re a living, breathing quarterback, there’s probably a market for you.

So it figures there’s competition for a guy who has rarely been viewed as more than a stop-gap.

According to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, journeyman Brian Hoyer has received strong interest from both the 49ers and Jets.

In both places, the role is a huge variable, as both are in the process of their perpetual searches for a starter.

If they were going to draft a quarterback in the first round, Hoyer would probably be a perfectly acceptable bridge until that rookie is ready. But the 49ers have been mentioned as trying to swing a deal for Kirk Cousins, which would make Hoyer a backup.

He played pretty well for the Bears last year before going on IR with a broken forearm, and absolutely wouldn’t be the worst decision either franchise could make.