Originally Posted by Marshall
I disagree. The Patriots have no leverage unless another team is bidding him up. They lose Mallet for nothing next year. I understand them trying to act like they have the leverage, but it's all bluff.
Who needs a guy like Mallett more? The team with Tom Brady or the team with Matt Schaub and Case Keenum?
We have more to gain from acquiring him than they stand to lose from letting him walk, which they know. Plus they likely get a comp pick if he leaves as a FA next year, because on the open market he will get a pretty decent deal, whether he deserves it or not. So yes, they have the leverage. And any trade would likely cost us at least our #33.