Originally Posted by JT Jag
You can't just view Ryan Mallett like he's a prospect fresh out of college now though. You can't pretend that he's just coming out of Arkansas with no substance abuse issues and hey, what draft pick would you give for that? There is imagination, and then there is reality, and the reality is this: The Patriots spent a third round pick to draft him, and he has done nothing on the field in two years.
And no team is going to trade a first round pick for a backup that has never seen the field, I don't care what kind of "upside" he has or who he's sat behind. If Brady got hurt again and Mallett put up a solid season everything changes, but he hasn't done that yet, so here we are.
Honestly the fact that Pats fans are so avid about finding a way to trade Mallett might mean that in their heart of hearts they know he just isn't good enough.
Who is avid about trading Mallett? MJ is pretty much the only one who would move him for less than a 2nd.