Ever since being drafted by the New England Patriots and Bill Belichick, Ryan Mallett hasn't quite lived up to the hype as the man to take over from future hall of famer quarterback Tom Brady.
Rather than that he looks like a man being built up by the coaching staff and potentially used as trade bait for draft picks from QB needy teams, and that time may be coming very soon.
According to Tom Curran of CSN New England, the Patriots are very close to a deal with the Houston Texans that would send Mallett to the state of Texas, giving new head coach Bill O’Brien the big and strong type of quarterback that he loves to utilize.
The terms of a potential deal are not known at this point, although as draft time approaches, more is sure to leak out.
Should Mallett land with the Texans by the time Thursday is over though, that is not an indication that the team will pass on a quarterback in the draft.
O’Brien himself has stated before that he might even consider taking two, although a deal for Mallett would only put the team in a position to take one at some point, realistically.
Mallett stands at 6ft 5inches and aged 25. He transferred from Michigan to Arkansas in the SEC and shone in his senior year, completing 64% of his passes for 32 touchdowns and just 12 interceptions in 2010.