Dec 15, 2013; Miami Gardens, FL, USA; New England Patriots quarterback Ryan Mallett (15) takes the field before a game against the Miami Dolphins at Sun Life Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

NFL Trade Rumors: Minnesota Vikings eyeing Ryan Mallet trade

The Minnesota Vikings have been looking for direction at quarterback but they’ve done nothing but get lost. From Christian Ponder to Matt Cassel, Josh Freeman and beyond, the Vikings haven’s had direction at quarterback since Brett Favre gave them a miracle season in 2009.

Since then, the Vikings have struggled to find a quarterback but they remain determined to find one. This has ESPN.com blogger Ben Goessling pointing out thaw fact that New England Patriots backup Ryan Mallet makes a lot of sense for the Vikings in an offseason trade.

Ryan Mallett has only thrown four passes in the NFL. The Vikings would have had a chance to evaluate Mallett before the 2011 draft, when they took Christian Ponder, though three years learning behind Tom Brady can do wonders for a player’s stock (it certainly helped Cassel when he got his chance to prove himself in 2008). Mallett and Adrian Peterson have a friendly relationship through a mutual coaching connection, and Vikings general manager Rick Spielman has done a number of deals with the Patriots. If the Patriots were open to moving him, it’s possible the Vikings could take a look.

The Vikings were actually interested in Mallet the year they drafted which means this deal could be a lot more likely to happen than most are giving it credit.

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