Connelly’s Top Ten: Celts play hard, Sox who cares, Crazy Brothers Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James pulls up his sleeve while facing the Boston Celtics in the first quarter of a first-round NBA playoff basketball game in Boston, Thursday, April 23, 2015. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa) Another Hard-Fought Loss: Celtics Lose 103-95, Go Down 3-0 in Series After celebrating their 4th Super Bowl victory, it's back to work for the New England Patriots. (credit Getty Images) 2015 New England Patriots Schedule and Predictions Rick Porcello was taken deep twice on Sunday moving his total to 5 home runs allowed on the season. (AP Photo/Steven Senne) Red Sox Weekly Round Up: Starting Pitchers Post League Worst ERA

Ryan Mallett to Start Patriots Pre-Season Opener

Quarterback Ryan Mallett will start tonight's pre-season opener in Washington. (Reuters)

Jeff Howe of the Boston Herald reported this morning that Patriot’s quarterback Ryan Mallett will start tonight’s pre-season opener against the Washington Redskins. Mallett is entering the final year of his rookie contract, and tonight could serve as an audition of sorts.

With Jimmy Garoppolo in the mix, it doesn’t look likely that Mallett will return to New England next season. He could be a target of a team looking to trade for a starting quarterback as a result of a pre-season injury.

Tonight will be a chance for Mallett to play with the starting offense, and it’s probable that he’ll play the entire first half. With Brady not suiting up, that will allow Jimmy Garoppolo, who has struggled in camp, to play the second half.

Mallett has struggled at times in past pre-season outings, but those around the Patriots have said that Mallett looks better than ever so far in camp.

Interesting information about Mallett’s off-season emerged this week. He spent time in Minnesota working out with Arizona Cardinals receivers Larry Fitzgerald and Andre Roberts. Perhaps Fitzgerald is already recruiting Mallett to be his quarterback next season. Tonight will be a chance for Mallett to show his skills to the other 31 NFL teams.

Tags: , ,

Discussion

No comments for “Ryan Mallett to Start Patriots Pre-Season Opener”

Post a comment