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Should the Cleveland Browns Trade For Ryan Mallett?

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With the way things turned out last season, it’s safe to say the Cleveland Browns are far from convinced on having Brandon Weeden as their quarterback of the future. It may seem unfair for the Browns to give up on him already considering the lack of talent in the passing game, the team would be smart to bring another quarterback on board for the 2013 season to give Weeden some competition.

One name that comes to mind–Ryan Mallett of the New England Patriots.

As long as Tom Brady is around (which will most likely be for a long time), it’s safe to say Mallett won’t have a chance to start anytime soon in the NFL and with his type of arm strength–the Patriots would most likely receive a solid draft pick in return. While he’s only completed one pass in his career so far, there was a reason why New England was willing to use a third-round draft pick back in 2011 and for all the Browns know–he could be a much better option than Weeden moving forward.

There’s no question Weeden deserves another chance to prove himself, but Cleveland also has to take into consideration that Mallett seems to be the better fit when looking at which quarterback will be around for the long run. This scenario may seem out of reach considering the Patriots haven’t even discussed the possibility of Mallett being traded, but that doesn’t mean the Browns shouldn’t consider trading for him anyway.

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