Mallett was entering the final year of his contract, and New England had been hosting some high profile quarterbacks for pre-draft workouts. Those rumors took on new life after New England selected quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo in the second round, adding another passer to their depth chart behind Tom Brady.
With former offensive coordinator Bill O’Brien now in charge of the Houston Texans, it seemed like they would eventually be a fit for Mallett. But a trade never materialized at the draft, and Houston drafted QB Tom Savage in the fourth round.
The rumors are still out there that the Patriots could look to trade Mallett before the season, but on Thursday Patriots head coach Bill Belichick said they are not looking to deal their three-year backup.
“That’??s not really something we’??re that interested in,” Belichick said on SiriusXM’s “Moving The Chains” with Jim Miller and Pat Kirwan "
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