Ryan Mallett Says Patriots Have Three Great Quarterbacks. Which Is True, If You’re Drunk and Staring at Tom Brady

Ryan Mallet

ryan malletBackup quarterbacks rarely get attention, and when they do, it’s usually because something bad happened to the starter. Even rarer – unprecedented, even – is a backup being upstaged by a third-stringer. But that’s what happened to Ryan Mallett this week when the Patriots signed free agent Tim Tebow. Media attention was at a fevered pitch Tuesday when Tebow arrived for his first practice and gave a brief statement to reporters afterward. Mallett had his moment on Wednesday, though, and the unusually large crowd of cameras, microphones, and reporters converging on him seemed to take him by surprise.What was no surprise, to anyone, was the direction in which the media’s questions went. They wanted Mallett’s thoughts… on Tebow. “There’s always competition at every position. It’s part of the job,” the 25-year-old said matter-of-factly.  (read more at Patriots.com)

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