Why is Everyone Obsessed with QB Ryan Mallett?

It wouldn’t be Cleveland unless people were talking about the team finding a new quarterback. Though Brandon Weeden deserves a chance in head coach Rob Chudzinski’s offense – with some welcomed competition – it would appear that the team is looking for any way to actually replace him.

The hottest name to do so is Patriots backup quarterback Ryan Mallett, who, essentially, is never going to play in New England. He will have to find a new team to have any chance of starting, and the Browns still appear interested in trading for him.

What will it take to get Mallett, though? Some believe it will take a second-round pick, which makes no sense for the Browns. For one thing, the team currently does not hold a second-round pick for this year’s draft, but that is also a steep price to pay for a backup quarterback.

Mallett could potentially be bought for a third-round pick and another conditional pick, but even then, the Browns are better served building the rest of the team through the draft right now.

That won’t stop the rumors from flying, though.

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  • jimfromkcj

    If you have Mallett as your QB, you better have an infallible offensive line because he has the moves of the proverbial turtle. Also when they talk about his arm being a cannon, I recall that at the combine they found that Kaepernick was throwing a ball with more speed and velocity than Mallett. I dare say that the Browns will be really surprised with Weeden if they turn him loose and go to a no huddle offence. He was completely out of his element in the West Coast dink and dunk offence last year. Colt is more in line with that sort of game.