If there is one rumor out there that would solidify the likelihood of the Houston Texans drafting Jadeveon Clowney, it’s this. The Texans and Patriots reportedly are talking about a Ryan Mallett trade.
CSN’s Tom E. Curran reports that a Mallett to the Texans trade may soon be done. He says nothing is finalized or official, “but the machinations have begun” for such a trade.
Such a deal makes plenty of sense. The Texans need a quarterback and may be planning to draft Clowney No. 1. New coach Bill O’Brien knows Mallett from his time as an offensive coordinator/QB coach in New England during Mallett’s rookie season. He probably thinks he could work with the former Arkansas QB, who was drafted in the third round by the Pats in 2011.