Report: Nothing doing on Ryan Mallett trade front


There was a report Thursday that the Patriots have fielded “multiple” calls about quarterback Ryan Mallett.

Those calls haven’t developed into trade discussions at this point, per a report from Tom Curran of CSN New England. Curran reports that things are quiet on the Mallett front with the start of the draft moving ever closer.

A lack of activity now certainly doesn’t mean there won’t be some down the road. If a couple of quarterbacks come off the board on Thursday night, teams looking for a quarterback may be forced to change their plans and make more of an effort in other directions.

The Browns have been the team most often linked to a deal for Mallett, although Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports they have not (and will not) called about Mallett and they’ve also been linked to Geno Smith as the noise level continues to rise ahead of the first round. Even if the Browns are out, everyone will have a better idea of where they stand come the end of the evening’s festivities.

That could wind up heating up trade talk around the league so this may not be the last we hear about a Mallett deal before Saturday.


26 responses to “Report: Nothing doing on Ryan Mallett trade front

  1. Love the last second backup QB rumors that creep up every year just before the draft… just chill out until 8:00pm, PLEASE!

  2. Any story on team looking to move ahead of Bears to draft Teo? Or the Colts being hit up hard for their 24th pick? 49ers are definitely the team to watch tonight, with all the picks they have. Of all the teams at the bottom, them or the Falcons would be the only ones I could see trading to get in the top 10 or just outside of the top 10.

    Mallett probably doesn’t get traded–but like many people said on the previous article–he is just as much an unknown as the QBs in this draft are and definitely worth looking into–especially for a team like Cleveland. Keep hearing/Reading Geno Smith to the Browns. I just think trading for Mallett would be smarter than drafting Smith; IMO.

  3. At least Mallett has been running a pro offense and reading a pro defense and breaking down pro videotape for the past 2 years instead of playing against the likes of the vaunted Deleware and Northern Iowa defenses. And getting stronger and faster.

  4. to PMTLPS

    Tannehill is barely better than weeden… and I am not saying weeden is good… I would take Mallet over Tannehill / Weeden anyday

  5. Mallett was a first rounder a couple of years ago until he pulled a Honey Badger. Now he has two additional years experience working with an elite passing game.

    If he were in the draft this year he would be the top QB pick in the draft.

    His value his a late first rounder or early second at worst.

    The fact that he hasnt taken any snaps only comes into play if you are evaluating him against a current NFL QB. If you are evaluating him against the incoming Qb’s it is an unfair comparison because they havent taken any NFL snaps either.

  6. Sorry to disagree Josh but come Saturday Ryan Mallett is not getting traded. He is a 3rd round draft pick that slid due to “supposed” off field issues. He is Brady’s primary back up and with two years left on his deal at 680K per season, the Patriots have no reason to trade him unless they get value ( 1 or 2 +pick)

    The most likely senario will come this pre season when he gets extensive playing time and shows he can start for a number of teams in this league.As I said earlier.look for a trade similar to when the Packers traded Hasselbeck to Seattle for their #1 for a QB needy team.

    This current crop of QB’s in the draft will not be capable of stepping in and starting which Mallett might be ready to do after two years under Brady/Belichick.

  7. The questin on Mallet all along was his maturity (kind of like Bray this year). Mallet has barely registered on the radar for two years in terms of public comments and there certainly have been no issues he has caused. As much as I hate the Patriots, their players are expected to be “pros” in more than one sense so he found himself put into the perfect situation. I think I would feel more comfortable with a big armed and more mature Mallet than most of the QB prospects this year.

  8. As they say, it only takes one fool… But NE is delusional if they think they can get a #2 for Mallett. Why would a team take an unproven backup, one that hasn’t taken any significant snaps in 2 years, over any of the 2nd or 3rd Round 2013 QB prospects (all of which played way more football over the last two years)? Yeah, he’s been with a Pro team. Big whoop! He’s played scout team and has little to no real game-speed action or experience. He’s just as high-risk as any pick.

    Besides, Mallett’s contract comes up in a year or two. A 2013 rookie QB is going to be under contract longer and likely much cheaper for that length of time.

  9. .

    The best way to maximize his trade value is to let him get some first team reps in the preseason. If he performs well, his value will rise quickly.

    He’s an unknown commodity now.


  10. How would Mallett behave once he’s away from the eagle eye of Belichick? The Pats are known for keepin their players in line with the law. If Ryan goes somewhere else, trouble will follow him.

  11. Everyone is mentioning Mallett in trade talks except the PATRIOTS.

    He is Brady’s insurance policy, I think he is staying put.

  12. captainvilfo says: Apr 25, 2013 3:12 PM

    Behind Brady he’s easily the 2nd best QB in the division? #delusionone

    Tannehill will take over the division. Ms. Brady is on his way out.

  13. Just wondering… what’s the point in posting a story that basically says: “We want to report there’s nothing to report” ?

  14. Ryan Mallett is not going anywhere! He’s likely to be a Patriot until Tom Brady decides that he’s tired of playing football.

  15. “trade similar to when the Packers traded Hasselbeck to Seattle for their #1 for a QB needy team.” Seattle sent a 1st (#10) and 3rd for Hasselbeck, Packers 1st (#17) and a 7th.

  16. Lmao weeden over tannehill??! What a joke!! Cmon ppl mallett hasn’t even played!! And to the guy who said geno dsnt run a pro offense, neither did kaepernick russle Wilson..its an evolving league and mobile QBs are taking over..copycat league

  17. He would be an instant upgrade in Minnesota, where Adrian Peterson’s best years are being wasted due to Spielman’s worst draft pick. Ponder (Brad Johnson V.2.0) has a playbook about 3 pages long due to the fact that he can’t throw the ball more than 40 yards. Mallett has a cannon and has been in the NFL for 2 years now

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