Originally Posted by steelbtexan
Rumor is they wanted a 3rd before last yrs draft. If they dont trade him they will lose him in FA. and get nothing next yr. Similar to the Cassell situation a few yrs ago.
Belichick isn't trading his backup QB for a 3rd when he doesn't have another backup ready. Besides, he might get a 3rd round comp pick for Mallet if he becomes a FA. Add in that we have no idea if O'Brien even likes Mallet, and you come up with this isn't happening.