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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