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Brian Hoyer dismisses Buffalo Bills interest after Tyrod Taylor decision

The Bills were talking to Hoyer’s reps, but the veteran quarterback wants a chance to start.

With news breaking this afternoon that the Buffalo Bills have retained starting quarterback Tyrod Taylor on a restructured contract, reports regarding another option at the position continue to develop. Former Chicago Bears quarterback Brian Hoyer was a possibility, but wanting the chance to start he has decided to look elsewhere.

John Wawrow of the Associated Press wrote early Wednesday afternoon that the Bills and Hoyer’s representatives were talking about a contract. Hours later, with Tyrod in the fold, the Bills starting quarterback was likely settled and Hoyer was looking elsewhere. With the veteran is looking for an opportunity to start in 2017, the latest report on Hoyer puts him firmly with the quarterback-less San Francisco 49ers, via Ian Rapoport.

For the Bills, this means that the search for someone to play behind Taylor will continue. The team may choose to roll with Cardale Jones and a rookie, or they will continue to pursue veteran options on the market.