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Report: Minnesota Vikings Reach Out To Brian Hoyer

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For those of you that were in a bit of a panic over the idea of Shaun Hill serving as Teddy Bridgewater's backup in 2015, it appears that the Minnesota Vikings are exploring other avenues at the backup quarterback position as well.

Per Josina Anderson of ESPN, the Vikings (along with the San Francisco 49ers) have reached out to the agent for quarterback Brian Hoyer.

Hoyer has been in the NFL longer than folks might think, as he signed with the New England Patriots as an undrafted free agent out of Michigan State in 2009. He played for the Patriots until 2011, and made stops with the Arizona Cardinals and the Pittsburgh Steelers before arriving in Cleveland in 2013. Hoyer's first career start came against the Vikings in 2013 (with Norv Turner as his offensive coordinator), as he led the Browns to a 31-27 comeback victory over the Vikings at the Metrodome.

He entered the 2014 season as the Browns' starting quarterback, and won seven games for the team last season. However, starting in Week 11 he sort of fell off a cliff, production-wise, and eventually wound up on the sideline watching the Johnny Manziel Experience do. . .well, whatever it was Johnny Manziel was doing out there for six quarters.

I wrote in my quarterback article after the Vikings traded Matt Cassel that Hoyer was a guy that probably thought he could start somewhere else, but it appears the Vikings think they can make a run at him anyway.

So, what do you think of this option, Vikings fans?