49ers sign Hoyer to a 2-year deal

The San Francisco 49ers made an unexpected move at the quarterback position as they signed Brian Hoyer to a 2-year deal worth around $6 million per season. Hoyer will reportedly get a chance to start for the 49ers next season, although the 49ers will likely still bring in some more quarterback competition. This move is so surprising since the 49ers were rumored to be nearing a trade for Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins. However, the signing of Hoyer likely rules out that possibility and it probably will mean Colin Kaepernick isn’t going to re-sign with the team. Although, don’t be surprised if the 49ers draft a quarterback like Mitch Trubisky or DeShone Kizer since the 49ers have the option to choose one of those players as they have the 2nd pick in the draft. Brian Hoyer does give the 49ers a decent temporary starting quarterback as he played really well for Chicago last season. That being said, I would be shocked if the 49ers don’t draft a quarterback in the 1st round because Hoyer is clearly not their starting quarterback of the future. Either way, I really like this signing for the 49ers since Hoyer gives the team a quality backup quarterback at least. Hoyer could also be a decent option as a “bridge” quarterback until their rookie quarterback is ready. Hoyer gives the 49ers at least some more options at the quarterback position until they can find their franchise quarterback.

Grade: B

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