Over the course of the last couple of weeks, there have been a ton of rumors surrounding the Patriots, and quarterback Ryan Mallett. Mallett is entering the final year of his contract, which makes the idea of dealing him right now semi-attractive. However Bill Belichick says that probably won’t happen.
Bill Belichick, on @SiriusXMNFL, asked about trade interest in QB Ryan Mallett: “That’s not really something we’re that interested in.”
— Mike Reiss (@MikeReiss) May 22, 2014
The Houston Texans would be a likely landing spot if Mallett were traded, as head coach Bill O’Brien knows Mallett, and Houston needs a signal caller. I personally think this deal should get done, especially with Jimmy Garoppolo now in the fold. I don’t think Garoppolo is as good as Mallett right now, but in a few years, he may be the better player. If Bill Belichick and company can get a decent draft pick in return for Mallett this year, then they should take that deal. That would be a much better option than letting him walk away for nothing following the 2014 season.
In three years with the Patriots, Mallett has attempted only four regular season passes, and he has completed only one of them. That lack of experience is definitely something that could be a deal-breaker.