Vikings Rumors: Minnesota Contacts QB Brian Hoyer


The Vikings are reported to be interested in former Rams and Lions QB Shaun Hill as a low-cost backup for starter Teddy Bridgewater, but Hill isn’t the only QB on Rick Spielman’s radar.

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Josina Anderson of ESPN reports on the other quarterback who has been contacted by the Vikings as they seek someone to replace Matt Cassel in the #2 spot behind their star signal-caller.

Hoyer’s name was always going to come up in connection to the Vikings thanks to the Norv Turner thing, but many have expressed doubt that Hoyer would want to enter a situation like Minnesota where he would have no chance to compete for the starting job.

If Hoyer does take a serious look at the Vikings, it would likely only be after all better opportunities had fallen through. Hoyer could be in the mix as a potential starter in a place like Houston or Tennessee or St. Louis. Even San Francisco would give him a better shot to compete for the #1 job than Minnesota, where Teddy Bridgewater is firmly entrenched.

Hoyer’s knowledge of Norv Turner’s system would make him a seemingly ideal #2, but I can’t see Minnesota being at the top of Hoyer’s list.

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