Re: Maybe Mallett will have trade value
posted at 1/18/2013 1:51 PM EST
In response to tanbass' comment:
I'm in the camp that thinks we should try and hold onto Mallett and let him continue to learn the Tom Brady way. Just a weird feeling that he could be great with the right coaching & teaching from Brady.
He hasn't seen the field enough to warrant a high draft pick, but we all know the kid has a rifle for an arm. I predict Brady plays two more years max, and calls it quits. Mallett should be an expert with our system by then....
I think the learning from Brady thing is overrated. None of Brady's other backups have amounted into anything. Out of the current elite QBs (Brees, Rodgers, and Manning) only one has had a backup that has gone on to do something in the league, and that guy was a top 5 overall pick (Rivers).
The only thing you get from sitting on a bench is more time to master the system. Unless he's getting a lot of practice reps, he probably isn't improving that much. Rookie Qbs aren't regarded in the same way they were 6 years ago. When a 3rd round rookie QB plays at a pro bowl level, people will be expecting QBs to at least play at a Kirk Cousins level right away.
All we've really seen from Mallett is preseason playing time. And it's been okay at best. Letting Hoyer go isn't really a sign that BB saw something in Mallett. It's probably more of a sign that he saw nothing in Hoyer. Hoyer didn't get picked up until Byron Leftwich went down.
I never really thought Hoyer or Mallett had much value. I even posted a thread about it. But now that Lombardi is on the Browns, that could change things. If he really thought Mallett was a top 20 pick and that Weeden stinks, then now I wouldn't be surprised if he made a move for Mallett.