For a quarterback who has only thrown a handful of passes in the NFL, 24 year old Patriot Ryan Mallett has certainly grabbed his fair share of headlines in this young off-season.
The first rumors began to swirl when it became known that new VP of Player Personnel with the Browns, Michael Lombardi, was at one time infatuated with Mallett. From there many deduced a potential move by Cleveland to get Mallett, despite the fact they drafted quarterback Brandon Weeden with the 22nd overall pick in last year's draft. That discussion has since cooled off, as it was reported the Browns are unlikely to pursue the Patriot's backup.
Ryan Mallett's future has been a hot topic this off-season
But the numerous off-season priorities of the Patriots have continued to fuel the fire that Mallett may be used as a valuable trading chip to upgrade the team. Some have highlighted the Patriot's lack of draft picks this year as a possible motivator to deal Mallett.
Despite these rumors,...