New England Patriots quarterback Ryan Mallett is the one back up on the team’s roster that has the talent necessary to blossom in to a starting caliber signal-caller. Unfortunately for Mallett, he is stuck behind Tom Brady and that won’t be changing anytime soon.
What will be interesting to see is if the team decides to move Mallett before his contract is up after the 2014 season or if they plan to keep him on board in hopes of him becoming the team’s future starter.
If the team wants to trade their back up, it could be a move that nets them a premium draft pick — especially when you consider the amount of praise that he consistently generates from coaches, scouts and his teammates.
“Ryan’s doing well. He’s grasping the offense very well. He’s got arm strength like I’ve never seen. Ever,” Patriots running back Shane Vereen said, via ESPN Boston. “He uses that really well. He’s got tremendous leadership ability. He just needs his opportunity, I think.”
It is really hard to deny Mallett’s talent, and he has only grown during his time with the Patriots.
Bill Belichick has done a great job at building up back up quarterbacks only to trade them for high draft picks a few years later, but they have generally failed in their second opportunities. For Mallett, he appears to be a guy that could actually work out when he is finally given his chance.