As the 2013 NFL Draft nears its start time on Thursday night, the rumors of trades and potential picks continue to circulate around the league. According to the Boston Herald‘s Jeff Howe, Ryan Mallett is the latest to be thrown into the potential rumor mill.
Source: The Browns have called again about Ryan Mallett. The Patriots want at least a second-round pick in return.
— Jeff Howe (@jeffphowe) April 25, 2013
Mallett was selected in the third round of the 2011 NFL Draft, but has backed up future Hall of Fame quarterback Tom Brady ever since. Earlier this off-season, both the Browns and Tampa Bay Buccaneers inquired about Mallett, but the Patritos are not budging in their return price for him. In his career, Mallett is 1-for-4 for 17 yards, but his potential is on the rise, hence why teams are inquiring about him. Add in the fact that he has served behind Brady for two full seasons now and you can understand why Mallett would be garnering interest despite only completing one pass in his NFL career.
There are a couple snags however, in any potential negotiations between the Browns and the Patriots. Mallett cannot restructure or extend his rookie contract until next off-season, per CBA rules and the Browns don’t even have a second round selection this year to give the Patriots.
We will have to wait and see how this one pans out.
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