Berea, OH, United States (4E Sports) – The Cleveland Browns and quarterback Brian Hoyer are currently negotiating the terms of a contract extension.
Hoyer’s agent, Joe Linta, confirmed that the two sides have started negotiations but refused to give other details.
“It will be a very difficult deal to do,” Linta said. “We’re always open to talking with the Browns, but we’re content to wait and see what happens down the road.”
Hoyer, the starter goiing into training camp, is headed into the final year of his deal, which is scheduled to pay him $1 million this season.
Coach Mike Pettine told reporters on June 13 that Hoyer was “securely ahead” of first-round draft pick Johnny Manziel on the team’s depth chart but that he didn’t think the gap was insurmountable.
Hoyer, who has been a backup for most of his five NFL seasons, was 3-0 as a starter for the Browns last season before tearing his ACL.
Browns training camp begins July 26 in Berea, Ohio.