With the quarterback free agent pool drying up, MassLive.com’s Nick Underhill has reported that the Houston Texans have expressed interest in acquiring back up New England Patriots’ quarterback Ryan Mallett. There is some history with Mallett and Texans Head Coach Bill O’Brien when O’Brien was the quarterback coach for the Patriots when they drafted Mallett in the 3rd round of the 2011 NFL Draft out of Arkansas.
After reports surfaced that the Texans were interested in Matt Cassel and Chad Henne both re-signed with their original team creating fewer options on the market.
Trading for Mallet will require a high pick to get Mallett and the early reports say it will take the Texans #33 overall pick in this year’s NFL draft. Also it will require the Texans to sign Mallett to a new contract with him entering his last season of his rookie deal.
The Texans apparently are running out of options to full fill Owner Bob McNair’s wish on having a veteran quarterback when training camp opens. Mallett according to the national outlets appears to be the next option for the Texans in 2014.
Mallett is 6-6 and 245 and entering his last season of his rookie contract and for his career he has thrown four career passes in three seasons.