Ravens Re-Sign Ryan Mallett

The Ravens have agreed to re-sign backup quarterback Ryan Mallett. Ian Rapoport of NFL.com (Twitter link) first reported the news.

Ryan Mallett

Mallett also had interest from the Jets, Bears, and 49ers and was mulling opportunities with all four clubs as recently as Wednesday night, according to Dianna Russini of ESPN.com (Twitter link) On Thursday, he reached a decision.

Next season will be the third campaign in Baltimore for Mallett, who first joined the team late in 2015. Mallett had previous stops in New England, which chose him in the third round of the 2011 draft, and Houston.

The ex-Arkansas star attempted only four passes as a member of the Patriots, with whom he backed up Tom Brady, before garnering more playing time as a Texan. The 6-foot-6, 240-pounder fared poorly in Houston, though, as he completed just 53.6 percent of passes, threw five touchdowns against six interceptions, and averaged only 5.3 yards per attempt across nine appearances and six starts. His tenure there ended shortly after he overslept and missed a team charter flight.

Now 28, Mallett hasn’t been particularly effective with the Ravens in six games and two starts (59.2 percent completion rate, two TDs against three picks, and 5.7 YPA), but the team is apparently comfortable with him in a reserve role behind Joe Flacco.

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5 comments on “Ravens Re-Sign Ryan Mallett

  1. cuban1

    You mean after learning under brady, the most this guy is gonna be is a career backup. Yet they want 2 first round picks for garoppolo because of 6 quarters of play.

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    • Adam

      Mallett did more in college and Cassel had more of track record in the NFL (thanks to the Brady injury), and neither one amounted to much. The Pats can ask for 2 first rounders, but it’ll take a really stupid owner who doesn’t look at the track record of backups leaving that system that give that kind of haul to the Pats.

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    • JT19

      I don’t think there’s been a single report out there claiming the Patriots want two first round picks for Garrappolo. All of the reports have been a first round pick and a mid round pick.

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      • cuban1

        Are you just saying this or are you actually unaware of the report that that is there asking price. Just throw a quick search into google.

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  2. Backwoods NFL Observer

    When he was in Houston all he did was sleep and blamed it on his cell Phone

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