By Glenn Naughton
In dire need of a veteran quarterback after reportedly losing out on the bidding for Mike Glennon and learning that the Buffalo Bills would not be releasing Tyrod Taylor, the Jets have reportedly reached out to another veteran quarterback in Ryan Mallett.
Diana Russini of ESPN.com is reporting that the Jets are one of four teams to have expressed an interest in Mallett, the others being the Bears, 49ers and Ravens.
The Jets, Bears, Niners, and Ravens have reached out to Quarterback Ryan Mallett. No decision has been made.
— Dianna Russini (@diannaESPN) March 9, 2017
Mallett has been an enigma since coming in to the league as a member of the New England Patriots in 2012. A strong-armed talent at quarterback, Mallett has been plagued by character issues which is what led to his release in 2015.
Since then, he has been with the Ravens in Baltimore where he appeared in just 4 games, attempting six passes.
In 2015, Mallett logged a career high 6 starts between the Texans and Ravens, throwing 5 TD’s and 7 interceptions while completing just 55% of his passes.