Aug 7, 2014; Landover, MD, USA; New England Patriots quarterback Ryan Mallett (15) throws the ball against the Washington Redskins in the second quarter during a preseason game at FedEx Field. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

Patriots would settle for third round pick for Ryan Mallett?

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As it stands right now, the New England Patriots seem about as interested as ever in moving backup quarterback Ryan Mallett, who is entering the final year of his rookie deal. The only problem for some has been the fact that the team is reportedly looking for too much in a deal, for a guy that has proven so little against top competition. But they could be willing to settle.

According to Albert Breer, who recently spoke to an anonymous AFC executive, the Patriots could ask for a second round pick, at the least, however they would be willing to settle for a third round pick, if that’s what it comes down to.

Even the executive said in that statement, teams are weary because, more or less, Mallett is a training camp warrior. They have yet to see him against the best the NFL has to offer, therefore there’s no logical reason to give the Pats too much.

With the drafting of Jimmy Garoppolo this past May, the writing is on the wall that Mallett’s days in New England as the backup to Tom Brady are over, whether that comes before this season starts or at the end, when that deal expires.

What do you think? Will the Pats be able to move Mallett, or will their demands end up hurting them? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.

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