After he passed his physical examination, Hoyer, who was a free agent following the 2014 season, signed a two-year contract worth $10.5 million with a base salary of $1.5 million for the 2015 season and a roster bonus of $3.75 million to be paid in March.
With Hoyer added to the Texans roster, the team traded quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick to the New York Jets for a seventh-round draft pick that can develop into a sixth-round pick based on playing time.
"It would be awesome," said Hoyer when he arrived in Houston on Monday to visit with the Texans. "I credit Billy [O'Brien] for getting me to where I am. That has a big influence on my decision."
"I'm looking forward to continuing my football career, wherever that might be and hopefully it's here in Houston," said Hoyer on Monday in an interview with FOX 26 sports director Mark Berman. "The best years of football I have are ahead of me."