Ryan Mallett wants to remain in Houston

AP

Texans coach Bill O’Brien wants soon-to-be free agent quarterback Ryan Mallett to remain in Houston. The feeling is mutual.

Mallett told John McClain of the Houston Chronicle that he’s hoping he’ll come to terms with the Texans on a new deal that keeps him in Houston, where he started two games last season before suffering a torn pectoral muscle.

“I’d like to be back. Hopefully, we can get something worked out,” Mallett said. “It’s nice to be wanted. It’s better than not being wanted.”

Mallett said he has started throwing a football as part of his rehab from surgery.

“I’ve tossed it around a little. Its a day by day process,” Mallett said. “I’m getting close. There’s no magic potion. I’m trying to get better every day. We’ll see how it goes.”

Mallett hasn’t done enough yet to prove that he’s a capable NFL starter, which is why the Texans will likely have a quarterback competition in camp this year. But Mallett has done enough that if he does re-sign, he would probably be the favorite to win a competition among the quarterbacks currently on the roster (a list that includes Ryan Fitzpatrick, Case Keenum, Tom Savage and Thaddeus Lewis). It’s not surprising that Mallett wants to stay in Houston, because Houston is the team that gives Mallett his best chance to be a starter.

17 responses to “Ryan Mallett wants to remain in Houston

  1. “It’s not surprising that Mallett wants to stay in Houston, because Houston is the team that gives Mallett his best chance to be a starter.”

    Or perhaps he fell in love with the city. The state enjoys low taxes, reasonable cost of living, and outstanding quality of life. Compare the house you can get in Houston for $1mm to just about any other city in the country. Houston is a great place to live.

  2. Its a day by day process,” Mallett said. “I’m getting close. There’s no magic potion. I’m trying to get better every day. We’ll see how it goes.”

    Dude should go live in the film room and study like a scientist…..

  3. Houston doesn’t give him the best chance. The Browns would offer him the starting position tomorrow if he signed with Cleveland.

  4. he spent a full season learning a new system and was coached by a former coach so it makes no sense to leave barring a bigger offer from the Browns, Bills or Cardinals

  5. If this kid is given an entire training camp and an honest shot at starting under coach O’Brien I’ve got a good feeling he could be good.

    Lets face it, theres no way on earth he’s worse then Geno Smith, EJ Manuel, Sanchez, Johnny Rehab, Fitzpatrick, McCown, Mettenberger, Stanton, Hoyer… (I could keep going on for a while here but)

    And this is a shallow QB draft…

    Give him a chance Texans, he spent 3yrs studying under Brady, Knows the earnhardt perkins system inside and out, and has a cannon for an arm. Thats a whole lot of upside to a kid thats still young…

  6. Doesn’t hurt to keep him around. Tom Savage has shown nothing, and we know what Case Keenum offers. I wouldn’t mind having Mallett back in the fold, but will really depend on what we can do in free agency. I’m not sure I’m comfortable banking on him to be our starting guy.

  7. “Mallett hasn’t done enough yet to prove that he’s a capable NFL starter, which is why the Texans will likely have a quarterback competition in camp this year”

    Don’t listen to what BOB says – he only says that to be fair to the other QB’s on the roster. He’s been wanting Mallett in there since he traded for him. His first comment when asked about the QB position was in regards to Mallett. He’s the guy, he looked good against Cleveland and had a torn pec against the Bengals. The only QB competition is to see who gets released out of Keenum, Fitzpatrick, and Lewis (since they typically don’t cut draft picks unless they’re smoking pot).

  8. LETS BB DRAFTS QB:

    Matt Cassell ,,,Brian hoyer,,,,Ryan Mallett,,,and OHHHH yeah “THAT guy” (Tom Brady)

    so 4 out of 32 starting QB’s were Patriots,,BB drafts.

    Hey REX come kiss the rings….BB Has 5 already (4/NE 1/Giants)

  9. I loved watching “Rine” play here at Uof A. I was so happy when he got drafted by my Patriots, and there was some hope would be Brady’s heir apparent but he didn’t seem to make the most of it. I wish him good luck in Houston and that it works out. He’s a great son of Arkansas and we’re very proud of him.

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