Close Article Return to stream X
NFL

Ryan Mallett Makes New England Patriots’ Final 53-Man Roster

+Read full article
David Butler II-USA TODAY Sports

David Butler II-USA TODAY Sports

Back-up quarterback Ryan Mallett has made the New England Patriots‘ final roster, likely as the No. 3 behind Jimmy Garoppolo and Tom Brady.

His position on the team has been speculated for weeks due to the performance of Garoppolo, who, in every preseason outing, played far better than Mallet. The likelihood that the Patriots will actually utilize Mallett this season is almost nil, so why would Bill Belichick fill a roster spot with an essentially unnecessary piece?

Trade value.

Mallett may not be a big-name starter, but he would bring value to a smaller club looking for options. Not every team is lead by a Brady or a Peyton Manning, but Mallett’s experience alongside Belichick and Brady already brings up his stock value. It is likely the Belichick would have preferred to trade Mallett in the offseason, but with no teams biting, he has chosen to keep him on the roster as a security blanket for the future. 

In addition, Garoppolo, although he has played well in the preseason, has never experienced a regular season NFL game. That is a totally different environment; one that even Mallett has little experience in. However, if the time comes when the Patriots need to utilize a backup and Garoppolo cracks under the pressure, having a seasoned third-stringer like Mallett will be helpful.

This is the first time in years that Mallett has been newsworthy, but stay tuned as his story may not be over quite yet.

Kayleigh Hagenbuch is a New England Patriots writer for RantSports.com. Follow her on Twitter, “Like” her on Facebook or add her to your network on Google

Your Favorites
 
 
Close Article Return to stream X
NFL Videos

Rob Gronkowski Grinds On Fox Sports 1 Reporter

New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski was a guest Fox Sports 1's 'Whitlock's House Party by the Bay' on Thursday afternoon, and the show naturally turned into a party considering the guest. Gronkowski recently revealed that he had once stripped at a bachelorette party in college, so when he was challenged to do so by the crew, he proceeded to get his moves on, and it was nothing short of glorious.

Comment 0 Comments
 
 
Close Article Return to stream X
NFL Videos

Tom Brady Failed 2-Point Conversion Ends Game

The Denver Broncos played a masterful game against Tom Brady and the New England Patriots today. They were in his face the entire game, and this failed two-point conversion ended what was an exciting final few minutes of the game.

Comment 0 Comments
 
 
Close Article Return to stream X
NFL Videos

Gronkowski's Miraculous TD Brings Pats Within Two

After making an absolutely amazing catch in double coverage on 4th-and-10 to keep New England's drive alive, Rob Gronkowski once again came through in the clutch despite having two defenders on him. Tom Brady was under tremendous pressure, and essentially just chucked it up for grabs in Gronkowski's direction. Gronkowski split the two defenders from behind and emerged for the miraculous touchdown reception.

Comment 0 Comments