January 19, 2014; Denver, CO, USA; New England Patriots quarterback Ryan Mallett reacts 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

Report: Ryan Mallett Will Not Be Traded

Aug 22, 2013; Detroit, MI, USA; New England Patriots quarterback Ryan Mallett (15) looks to pass in the third quarter of a preseason game against the Detroit Lions at Ford Field. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

After the Patriots selected quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo with their second pick of the NFL draft, I think we all assumed that Ryan Mallett would soon be headed to Houston. However according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, that won’t happen.

Mallett is in the last year of his contract, so a trade would make sense. Garoppolo appears to be the new backup to Tom Brady, and maybe his eventual replacement. There is no definite number, but reports suggest that Mallett would fetch a third or fourth round pick. The reason for this is he hasn’t gotten much game-time in his NFL career. Brady hates coming out of games, and obviously Brady hasn’t sustained any significant injuries in Mallett’s time in Foxboro.

We will see how this situation plays out. New England got a talented player in Garoppolo, so at the very least, we will have a fun competition this year between Mallett and Garoppolo for the right to call themselves back up to Brady.

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