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Report: Patriots aren’t actively shopping Ryan Mallett

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There has been a lot to talk about in the wake of the news that Tom Brady extended his contract with the Patriots, including some about what it means for Ryan Mallett that the Pats have secured their current starting quarterback through the 2017 season.

Some have suggested that the Patriots would take advantage of a soft quarterback market and try to trade Mallett for picks that could conceivably be used for another developmental quarterback to use behind Brady. That might turn out to be the case, but, according to a report from Jeff Howe of the Boston Herald, the Patriots aren’t actively trying to make it happen.

Howe reports that the Patriots might be willing to listen to offers, but that all is quiet on that front at the moment. With Mallett under contract until 2014 and no job opening in New England without a disastrous turn of events, there’s a good chance that will change.

They can’t make a trade for another couple of weeks, there’s plenty of time before the draft and the teams that might want to pull a trade off are still figuring out their options so urgency isn’t at a premium before February comes to an end.

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20 Responses to “Report: Patriots aren’t actively shopping Ryan Mallett”
  1. radrhatr says: Feb 26, 2013 5:28 PM

    They’re gonna get Cassel back.

  2. Brad Smith says: Feb 26, 2013 5:28 PM

    Patriots would be smart to hold off making Mallet available in a trade. His value rises over training camp, or next year’s draft.

  3. coltzfan166 says: Feb 26, 2013 5:35 PM

    Matt Cassel is going back to New England anyway.

  4. rc33 says: Feb 26, 2013 5:43 PM

    Is this guy any worse a prospect right now than Geno Smith or Matt Barkley? Someone’s gonna use high picks on those and other QB’s. How about Blaine Gabbert, Jake Locker or Christian Ponder for that matter?
    If nothing else, Mallet’s had two seasons of outstanding coaching and has worked with/studied under an exceptional QB; that’s gotta count for something. Heck, he’s been involved in preparations for a Super Bowl and a Conference Title Game in those two seasons. Great size, a tremendous arm and he played against the best in the SEC.

  5. swmocardsfan says: Feb 26, 2013 6:00 PM

    Would love to see this guy with an Arrowhead on the side of his helmet. We’ll ship Cassel back to New England gladly and take Mallett. Got to see the kid play in Fayetteville his senior season and he is worth the risk.

  6. psilenttype says: Feb 26, 2013 6:05 PM

    But the Pats would never let him go to the Bills who seem like the most suitable team for his services

  7. benroethlisberger7 says: Feb 26, 2013 6:12 PM

    That’s good to hear.

  8. officialgame says: Feb 26, 2013 6:21 PM

    Has there ever been a Brady backup that ever did well away from New England? Buyer beware BB will rip you off.

  9. tedmurph says: Feb 26, 2013 6:30 PM

    There is no game tape on Mallett, they’d never get any value for him. He makes 645k this year. Hold on to him, get him on tape in the preseason, draft a developmental QB this yr and try to get something for him next offseason

  10. willyshock says: Feb 26, 2013 6:32 PM

    The Patriots need to keep Ryan Mallett. He is a stud that they got for short money. He has done the work necessary to be the franchise in waiting. He is to Brady what Brady was to Bledsoe in 2001. If they let him go, the Patriots will suffer a decade of mediocrity.

  11. Pimpin' aint easy unless you are Chuck Norris says: Feb 26, 2013 6:35 PM

    swmocardsfan says:
    Feb 26, 2013 6:00 PM
    Would love to see this guy with an Arrowhead on the side of his helmet. We’ll ship Cassel back to New England gladly and take Mallett. Got to see the kid play in Fayetteville his senior season and he is worth the risk.
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    Of course you would trade Cassel for Mallett, problem is, why the hell would the Pats do it?

  12. EJ says: Feb 26, 2013 6:44 PM

    Buffalo would likely take a chance on Mallett, but the Patriots probably wouldn’t want to let him go there. Then again, The Pats traded Drew Bledsoe to the Bills when they found out what they had in Brady. So I guess you really can’t count anything out. Thing is, beside playing for Belichick and learning from Brady, does Mallett have what it takes to become a starter? He is the proto-typical size for an NFL QB, has a big arm, but does he have the mental qualities to make it? If I ran the Bills, I’d offer up some sort of deal to the Patriots. He can’t be any worse than the Quarterbacks coming out this year.

  13. tedmurph says: Feb 26, 2013 6:54 PM

    willyshock says:Feb 26, 2013 6:32 PM

    The Patriots need to keep Ryan Mallett. He is a stud that they got for short money. He has done the work necessary to be the franchise in waiting. He is to Brady what Brady was to Bledsoe in 2001. If they let him go, the Patriots will suffer a decade of mediocrity.

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    Mallett’s a stud? A franchise player? Give me one shred of evidence this 3rd round pick could start in place of the worst QB in the NFL. Hope you’re being sarcastic.

  14. folkcrusader says: Feb 26, 2013 7:02 PM

    How many blow out wins did the Pat’s have last year? And they only sent him in to run the victory formation at the end of the game. If they thought they could trade him they would have played him.

  15. jcmeyer10 says: Feb 26, 2013 8:12 PM

    Folkcrusrader, you aren’t too familiar with how Brady never wants to come out of a game.

  16. clarencewhorley says: Feb 26, 2013 8:33 PM

    Tedmurph. If Mallett was in this draft he is the first or 2nd qb taken

  17. tedmurph says: Feb 26, 2013 8:45 PM

    clarencewhorley says:Feb 26, 2013 8:33 PM

    Tedmurph. If Mallett was in this draft he is the first or 2nd qb taken

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    Maybe, but so what? There’s arguably not one QB with a first round grade in this draft. Remains to be seen if this draft produces one starter. Mallett has a big arm and size(although he may be too tall, not many QB’s have made it at his height), is a statue in the pocket and is slow to make decisions and release the ball. That’s assuming he’s overcome the immaturity issues that were the main reason he dropped in the draft. Maybe he’ll be an NFL starter someday, but to claim he’s some kind of stud in waiting or you could get a decent pick in trade is ludricous, IMO

  18. clownsfan says: Feb 26, 2013 8:52 PM

    Mallett will be the Browns 2013 opening day starting QB.

  19. descendency says: Feb 26, 2013 9:06 PM

    I imagine offers will start rolling in when evaluators finally get a good look at the QBs in this class and weigh that against an NFL ready, NFL trained Mallett with tons of physical tools.

    Ryan Mallett would easily go #1 in this class, but that doesn’t make him worth that pick. I imagine NE will end up accepting a second or so if they plan to move on with Brady (which I gladly will let him be the QB until he decides to retire… good or not. He’s earned it).

  20. cmdrsmooth says: Feb 26, 2013 10:54 PM

    Another Casselle. Meaning, a bust. Pats will be smart to trade and get anything back.

    They need a veteran back up in case the old man bust a hip dancing with Giselle.

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