Trade Mallett to Cleveland?
posted at 4/15/2012 12:59 PM EDT
Cleveland could use a QB as I don't think Holmgren is sold on McCoy totally.
Mallett is a legit 1st Rounder that now has a year of learning a complex system under his belt. He's big and has a rocket arm.
We send Mallett to the Browns. Draft Richardson. Or, we could trade that 4 spot for a later 1st rounder and a 2nd rounder. Question is does Cleveland see the need to get Mallett as a better upgrade than McCoy with Richardson?
You don't build a team around a RB. You do that around a QB and Mallett could be a big time QB and an obvious upgrade over McCoy.
The Patriots locked up Hoyer. I don't see Mallett as someone that will want to wait until Brady retires.
I know, I know, everyone's an expert before the draft. We all get caught up in the what if's and such. Myself included. I guess I can't help myself. I imagine Richardson in a Patriots uniform and I get aroused. I admit it.
If we did something like this which, in all honesty, I highly doubt, the possibilities are huge. Like I said, we could trade that #4 for more picks and Richardson would command premium picks. Now, I like Mallett. I believe the Patriots got a steal in him. But, are we going to pay him, Hoyer and Brady? Beause Mallett will want a deal soon enough. I can't see BB keeping 3 QB's on the roster that cost that much.
I say deal him now. The draft is thin at QB and teams are hungery for a big QB. Mallett could well be the number 2 pick in this year's draft or at least #3.
What say ye?