Report: Multiple Teams Looking to Trade For Ryan Mallett

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Will we see Ryan Mallett in a different uniform next year?

NEPD Editor: James Christensen

Patience is a virtue.

The Patriots have waited for NFL teams to become disenchanted with the quarterback class in the 2013 NFL Draft. Now teams are coming hat in hand, looking to trade picks for a former third round pick of the Patriots – Ryan Mallett.

According to Greg Bedard of the Boston Globe, multiple teams have called the New England Patriots to discuss trade parameters.

Whether the Patriots will trade the 2011 third-round pick is the question. But all three sources said the odds are slightly stronger that Mallett is dealt than kept by the Patriots.

The Patriots have been heavily scouting quarterbacks in the leadup to the draft, and could very well select one during the draft.

The Patriots would like more than a third-round pick after developing Mallett for two years. It’s likely a second this season or a first in ’14 would close the deal.

The potential trading partners aren’t yet known, but the Browns have long been favorites to land Mallett. Not only did Browns general manager Mike Lombardi gush about the trade on NFL Network, but behind the scenes, Lombardi pushed Bill Belichick to take Mallett.

The Lombardi note is especially telling. As Bedard goes on to explain, Lombardi’s son has watched Mallett in practice for the last two years. Pre-season play hasn’t always been spectacular, so practice development and demeanor could go a long way to making the Browns comfortable with making a trade for Mallett.

According to Jeff Howe, the Patriots are set on getting some return for their investment.

A second round pick could help the Patriots feel comfortable staying put at 29 and adding the best player on the board. The extra second round selection could turn into the best receiver or cornerback on the board.

My gut reaction – the Patriots and Bill Belichick get it done and pull off a trade for a 2nd and 6th round pick in this draft. If Cleveland is the team, the Browns will have to come up with a 2nd round selection somewhere – they used their pick in the supplemental draft last year.

Update – Not so fast my friend…

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8 Responses to “Report: Multiple Teams Looking to Trade For Ryan Mallett”

  1. Jeff M says:

    Am I the only one who read this and asked what the heck would Mary Kay know about football? Lol

  2. joe says:

    I’ve been saying this for a long time, but their asking to much they should try to get a 3rd and fourth. Common man bill b your not gonna get a first in 2014 that qb class is stacked really. But u watch it will get done Cleveland traded back and gets a second

    • Jeff M says:

      They’d do it for a 2nd rounder but not a 3rd. They’re not going to give the guy up after two years development for a pick in the same round they took him, and he was a HIGH 3rd rounder so it’s a mid to high second or no deal.

      • joe says:

        So Jeff if not a 3rd and fourth will lose him like hoyer and I doubt our 3rd will be higher that Cleveland’s I think we drafted him around 75 to 78 and Cleveland’s would be around 69 or 70. And if we got a 4th it would be an investment

  3. Jim R says:

    If Brady goes down, Mallett or Kafka will not make a difference. Trade him. I think the team is the Raiders…….Mallett will go to

    • AM says:

      I wouldn’t be so quick to dismiss it–Cassel filling for Brady netted 11 wins, and would have added a division title except for freak tiebreakers. Having a backup who’s well-versed in an offensive system is extremely important. Not saying they shouldn’t do the deal (I think the Browns are the only real players here at the price the Patriots want), just that they really do need a backup plan for the backup plan.

  4. AM says:

    Anything more than a third-round pick in exchange for Mallett would be a huge gift. I’m still skeptical, but if the team feels that Kafka can back up Brady, they have to pull the trigger on this one.

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