Re: Ryan Mallett's trade value
posted at 1/5/2013 11:13 AM EST
In response to shenanigan's comment:
In response to rameakap's comment:
In response to dapats1281's comment:
In response to Beantowne's comment:
End of the day, the kid's a pretty good prospect and the Pat's have little need to trade him. If another team offers them a second round pick? Belicheck would have to give it serious consideration. I'm pretty sure that Belicheck already know what the kids is capable of and he won't give the kid away if he sees that he's worth waiting for....
1. What makes you think the kid is a good prospect based on what you've seen from him so far? The fact that he was a third round pick? If the Pats drafted Leinart in the first round and sat him, would you consider him a good prospect soley on the fact that he was a first round pick? It took him a while to beat out Hoyer for the 2nd QB spot
2. If he is good, then the 2014 offseason will be really interesting if Brady does not retire. No way Mallett would resign here if he had to backup Brady more. You'd have another GB situation where half the fans and the team would be divided on whether Brady or Mallett should be the guy. Hopefully, if it comes to it, things end up the way it did for GB...and not like it did for SD
1. It took him all of one season to beat Hoyer, a respected backup to Brady the two prior seasons to Mallett's arrival. That he didn't win it in 2011 is a knock against him in your eyes?
2. Mallett is to blame for not getting in any games in 2011, outplaying Hoyer in 4 preseason games, and then throwing all of 4 passes this season? There were MANY more instances he could have gotten into games... this club hinders the development of TB's backups for sure... its no wonder they look rusty when they are seen... usually only in preseason.
3. The facts remain that Mallett was a stud in college who is 6'6" with a CANNON (Hoyer was 6'1"), would have been a 1st rd pick if not for off-field issues that NEVER arose here, and is spoken very highly about by Brady and McDaniels... he is not Hoyer, O'Connell and Cassel.
4. He is 5 years younger than Weeden. Getting the Browns 3rd rd pick for him the 60's and a 2014 draft pick anywhere from 2nd at best rd to 5th at worst based in his performance would be a great move for both teams. Esp if the Pats had a recently released Cassel to bring back to play behind TB.
5. The team better not make the same mistake they did with Hoyer... who prob could have gone for a 4th-5th rd pick after the 2010 season but the team waited a year too long and he came with a 2 million price tag
You think a team would have given a 4th round pick for Hoyer but after he was a free agent he couldn't find a single team that would sign him for the league minimum until a few weeks ago when Roethlisburger went down?
I am just repeating what was rumored after the 2010 season, that Hoyer had looked good enough as TB's backup THEN to have a possible mid-round trade value... 18 months later after a poor preseason when he was cut, at a time when all teams had filled their QB openings, he obv. wasn't valued like that anymore.