Re: Trade Mallett to Cleveland?
posted at 4/18/2012 7:00 AM EDT
In Response to Re: Trade Mallett to Cleveland?
In Response to Re: Trade Mallett to Cleveland? : Sorry, but I'm not sold on either. If Mallet was all that, he would have beat out Hoyer and Hoyer would have got traded or cut. BB would be better to draft the Brandon Weedon and trade Hoyer and mallet for draft picks
Posted by kansaspatriot
No need to apologize for your opinion. You could be right. Time will tell. But, to equate Mallett being behind in the depth chart to Hoyer during his rookie year, with Mallett being a bust...is both premature, and erroneous.
When Tom Brady first joined the Pats in 2000, he was their 4th string QB. In 2001, the Pats brought in Damon Huard to back-up Drew Bledsoe. But, in training camp in 2001, Brady beat Huard out. Lets see if, like Brady, Mallett can make the jump, in his second year, to unseat Hoyer as the Pats' #2 QB, during the preseason.
Why would you want the Pats to draft Weeden? He's a 28 year old rookie, with skill sets similar to Mallett. Besides, some team will spend either a second or a third round pick on Weeden. Would you favor the Pats' doing that? The rookie QBs that might be worth taking risks on at the appropriate time are Kirk Cousins, and/or Brock Osweiler. But, they'll both likely to be gone in round 2.
If Mallett beats out Hoyer for the Brady back-up spot, it's probable that Hoyer will be traded or released, due to his salary.
On a personal note, I hope that your new job is going well.