"I think I probably could have gotten a pick, honestly," Smith said, via the Houston Chronicle. "In fairness to him, we just thought, and this was an organizational decision, we have multiple conversations about it.
"While there might have been some value there for us organizationally, it just felt like it was the right time to do it. Not just for him, but for us as well. It was the right time for us organizationally and so we made the move."
It was abundantly clear that Hoyer was no longer in Houston's plans following the acquisition of Osweiler as the new face of the offense.