Ryan Mallett 15 | Quarterback

New England Patriots

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Sun. Aug 31, 2014 Subscribe 
News: The New England Patriots have traded Mallett to the Houston Texans. Impact: Originally a third-round draft pick from Arkansas, Mallett played four games in three years with the Patriots, completing one pass. (STATS, 4:51pm)
Aug 31, 2014
News: The Patriots have traded Mallett to the Texans, NFL.com reports. According to the Houston Chronicle, the Patriots will receive conditional seventh-round pick in exchange for the QB. Impact: The move secures Jimmy Garoppolo's position as the Patriots' No. 2 signal-caller behind unquestioned starter Tom Brady, while placing Mallett in the midst of a less stable quarterback situation with Houston. As it stands, Ryan Fitzpatrick is on track to open the season as the Texans' starter, with Case Keenum and rookie Tom Savage also currently in the mix. That said, there is presumably an opportunity for Mallett to potentially make his way up the team's depth chart once he is up to speed with the Texans' offense. The acquisition of Mallett probably foreshadows another move at the position by the team, with Keenum a candidate to be the odd man out.(RotoWire, )
Sat. Aug 30, 2014
News: Mallett remains on the Patriots' 53-man roster following the team's roster cuts announced on Saturday, the Boston Globe reports. Impact: Whether Mallett or Jimmy Garoppolo is viewed as the team's No. 2 QB, neither would possess any fantasy value in re-draft formats as long as starter Tom Brady is healthy. Meanwhile, the Patriots could still consider dealing Mallett before the NFL trade deadline.(RotoWire, )
Mon. Aug 25, 2014
News: The Patriots are expected to hold Mallett out of their final preseason game Thursday, NFL.com's Ian Rapoport reports. Impact: Meanwhile, the Boston Herald indicates that Jimmy Garoppolo is in line to start the contest. With Sam Bradford of the Rams having suffered a torn ACL, speculation that the Patriots may consider dealing Mallett in advance of the team's final roster cut-downs has been reignited, so holding the QB out Thursday would make sense in such a scenario. The Herald report further speculates that Mallett could turn into a candidate for release, should the Patriots be inclined to carry just two signal callers this season. In any case, who will serve as Tom Brady's top backup come Week 1 remains an unsettled situation.(RotoWire, )
Sat. Aug 23, 2014
News: Mallett completed 2-of-3 passes for 14 yards in Friday's preseason game against the Panthers. Impact: While top QB Tom Brady started and played in the first two series Friday, he was pulled in favor of Mallett for one series. Both the Boston Globe and ESPN.com suggest that coach Bill Belichick threw Mallett into the game in that fashion in an effort to help him prepare for unexpected situations that may arise during the regular season. Meanwhile, the ESPN report further suggests that the move is likely an indicator that Mallett appears to have retained his status as the Patriots' No. 2 QB over Jimmy Garoppolo.(RotoWire, )
2013 Season
Bio
Ht: 6' 6"  Wt: 245  Age: 26
Born: 6/5/1988, Texarkana, Texas
College: Arkansas
NFL Experience: 4th season
Drafted: 2011 - Rd 3
(74th overall by the Patriots)
Salary: $776,976
Injury Status
No reported Injury