Ryan Mallett?January 22nd, 2014
As a former right hand to Bill Belicheat, new Bucs general manager Jason Licht surely knows what it would take to pry quarterback Ryan Mallett from the Patriots.
Mallett is entering his fourth season, a contract year for the 25-year-old QB. And the 2011 third-round pick probably wants a shot at a starting job.
There was much rumbling about the Patriots fielding offers for Mallett last offseason but their asking price was said to be too high, rumored to be a second-round pick. One would think the price tag on Mallett would be slashed with him only having one year left on his rookie deal.
Will Licht be satisfied with Mike Glennon as the anointed Bucs’ starting quarterback? Joe would be stunned if that’s the case.
A guy like Mallett is intriguing at the right price — draft pick or player. How high could the price be on Mallett, who essentially has no regular-season experience?
Again, Licht will know what the Pats really think of Mallett and what it would take to snag him. It could be a sound risk if the Bucs can’t find the quarterback they want in the first round.