Ryan Mallett had a chance to win the starting job with the Houston Texans in training camp.
He didn’t. And everything went south from that point on for Mallett and his relationship with the Texans.
Mallett overslept and was late after losing the starting job to Brian Hoyer. He showed up late to the team facility again on a Saturday and was sent home, and then was late returning to the facility and missed the team’s charter flight to Miami ahead of their game with the Dolphins in October.
The tardiness was just a part of the issues that led to Mallett being released by Houston.
After signing with Baltimore this week, Mallett admitted he fell short when reflecting upon his time in Houston.
“I acted immaturely at some games in Houston,” Mallett said, via Jamison Hensley of ESPN.com. “There were reasons for it. But that’s not going to be discussed right now. The best thing probably was for me to be cut.”
Mallett started for Houston against the Indianapolis Colts on Oct. 8. Nineteen days later he was released.
“It was a piece of humble pie, but it digested real quickly,” Mallett said. “I’m just here to try to be a good teammate and contribute any way I can for the Ravens.”