Ryan Mallett: New England Patriots the Best Home for Former Arkansas QB
Ryan Mallett Will Not Be The Star In New England
Ryan Mallett apparently was not well-liked around the NFL. He sank all the way into the third round before Bill Belichick decided he could use a backup quarterback to develop.
As I said previously today, Mallett's stock dropped once team-after-team met with him and characterized him as having a million-dollar arm and a 10-cent head. With the Patriots, there is no doubt who the starter is and where Mallett stands in the pecking order.
No one will be chanting Mallett's name in the stands if Brady throws a pick, and no one in the locker room will be lobbying for Mallett to get more playing time.
Under Belichick, Mallett will get some much-needed time to mature and learn the pro game.
It is the best situation Mallett could have found himself in. Mallett will be under no pressure to be the guy and he will have no expectations on him other than to practice hard and learn the game.
If Mallett's attitude is terrible, he will not last long, and there obviously are few other teams that interested in obtaining his services at this point.
Mallett said he would reward whichever team was "smart enough to draft him," while Tom Brady said he intends to play another 10 years.
While this makes training camp more interesting, unless Mallett proves he can be the backup quarterback, the drama ends on Week One when Tom Brady takes the field.
Should Brady be injured and Mallett gets some starts, that is when we find out if Mallett has learned anything, or if Belichick will be looking through the draft next year for another possible successor to Brady.
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