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At first, Brian Hoyer drew interest from the Jets as well before the 49ers won out, according to reports. But in the end, it was the San Francisco 49ers who nabbed him. Meanwhile, the Bears decided to go with free agent Mike Glennon.
Now, Hoyer, 31, joins forces with new 49ers coach Mike Shannahan, who arrives in San Francisco after a run to the Super Bowl as Falcons offensive coordinator. On Wednesday, The 49ers entered without a single quarterback on their roster after Colin Kaepernick had opted out of his contract.
Hoyer threw for 1,445 yards, six touchdowns and no interceptions while leading the Bears in six games and five starts last season.
On Wednesday, Brandon Marshall agreed to a two years deal and worth $12 million, a source told ESPN’s Adam Schefter.
Marshall said on a conference call:
“They definitely didn’t offer me the most money. It probably was the least money. It was all about championships, to get straight to the point. They presented the best opportunity to be in a championship organization.”
Marshall will team with Odell Beckham Jr. and Sterling Shepard. He weighed in on joining the Giants:
“I just think there is a lot of opportunity on the other side of Odell, with a young guy in Shepard being in the slot. Just to keep defensive coordinators and the opposing defense honest. I think there is a lot of opportunity to definitely produce, given that Odell is on the other side.”
Before he accepted the deal with the New York Giants it was said that the Jets discussed the possibility of a return in 2017 offering him a contract extension with no pay cut. Unfortunately they decided to part ways. The move ended up saving the Jets $7.5 million against their salary cap.