January 19, 2014; Denver, CO, USA; New England Patriots quarterback Ryan Mallett against the Denver Broncos in the 2013 AFC Championship football game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

NFL Rumors: Ryan Mallett's Trade Value Decreasing

Dec 15, 2013; Miami Gardens, FL, USA; New England Patriots quarterback Ryan Mallett (15) takes the field before a game against the Miami Dolphins at Sun Life Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

Coming into this offseason, there was talk of the Patriots moving quarterback Ryan Mallett in exchange for a second, or third round draft pick. But according to Mike Reiss of ESPN Boston, that is not likely at this point.

I’m not sure Mallett would even command a third-rounder at this point. I think this is a case where we might be overrating the local talent a bit. In the end, I think Mallett will have more value to the team being on the Patriots’ roster than the late-round pick you might be able to receive in return for trading him.

To be honest, I never understood why there was a lot of hype surrounding Mallett in the first place. I like his talent, and he seems like a hard working guy, but how could a team give up a second round draft choice for someone who didn’t even take a snap last year? If New England wants a pick that high in return for Mallett, they will have to find a way for him to get more game experience. And with Tom Brady as the starting quarterback, you know that won’t come easy.

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  • Willy

    In my opinion where Bill & the Pats have erred with Mallett is just as you said, not getting him playing time. I would only add how they could have given him playing time and in my opinion when the team had a sizeable lead they shouldve sat Tom down & inserted Mallett like other teams do. They could have accomplished this in 2012 more so then 2013 but even in 2013 they couldve given him time in the November 3rd game against Pitt & the December 22nd blow out win over the Ravens. Half of your ability to trade a player is in your ability to allow the player to shine, the players ability to take advantage of playing time… for some reason Bill seems to think Mallett got enough exposure in Pre-Season games, I disagree. When you have a game in hand, through in the back-up guy, how badly could it hurt?

    • http://sbpra.com/paulvsuffriti Paul V. Suffriti

      While I agree, still, the Pats D has struggled badly while Mallett backed up Brady for the last few years. Brady had to work his magic in many games and putting Mallett in games with a two or three score lead would have been risky. Pats may or may not get anything for Mallett but he was a good backup if Brady ever went down. Pats should think about drafting a QB in the latter rounds.