Mallett hasn’t gotten much playing time, sitting behind Tom Brady, but the fact that the Patriots got rid of Brian Hoyer and promoted Mallett to back-up quarterback at the beginning of the year was a huge vote of confidence.
The Cleveland Browns recently started minicamp and an intense quarterback battle between Brandon Weeden and Colt McCoy began.
Cleveland hasn’t had much success with first-round quarterbacks, but Weeden is different than other first-round signal-callers. The former Oklahoma State field general is 28 years old.
Weeden had a big year at Oklahoma State last season, but McCoy has NFL experience and wasn’t terrible in 2011.