Aug 29, 2013; Foxborough, MA, USA; New England Patriots quarterback Ryan Mallett (15) at the line of scrimmage against the New York Giants during the second quarter at Gillette Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Stew Milne-USA TODAY Sports

NFL Trade Rumors: Houston Texans not expected to trade for Ryan Mallett

The Houston Texans have been looking to add a quarterback for Bill O’Brien and so far the names mentioned have been connected tot he incoming NFL Draft class. But New England Patriots backup quarterback Ryan Mallett has been popping up more and more for Houston in the last 24 hours and that has many believing that the Texans could be making a deal for him.

Not so fast though, at least according to the Houston Chronicle.

The trade made sense in theory, as O’Brien was with the Patriots during Mallet’s early tenure with the team and has since developed into a Matt Schaub type of quarterback. Schaub came over to the Texans after being a stud backup for the Atlanta Falcons and it seems Mallett is being viewed in the same way.

Perhaps a Schaub comparison is not what Texans fans want to hear, but Houston won’t be trading for him anyways.

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