Austin I'll second what Mike recommended and that is a used Hobie Outback. 2015 is when Hobie introduced the raised CT Vantage seat so I wouldn't look older than that. 2017 is when most of them have reverse. The Hobie Compass isn't a bad choice as it's lightweight but some don't like the seat. The Old Town Topwater 120 is a great kayak too but quite a bit heavier than the Outback and considerably heavier than the Compass.
If you want to look new the Old Town Sportsman Salty PDL 120 is a solid budget pedal drive kayak. Also the Vibe Shearwater 125 and the Lighting Kayaks Strike would be solid options. All of these new kayaks would come in around the $2K range with tax and leave you some room in the budget for accessories.
All of these kayaks I've mentioned are pedal driven, have standing capability, have places under the kayak for a transducer and are at least 12' in length.
I know you mentioned the Hobie Passport. That wouldn't be a bad choice but I know you would like a Compass or Outback much better. If you are buying used look it over well for cracks around the scuppers and around the drive well area. As long as it has been taken care of and doesn't look too scratched up you should be fine going with used.
Let us know what you end up with.