By: Andrew Ludwig
Spending such a high draft pick on Grappolo was not exactly a popular pick but it may prove beneficial if they can treat him similar to Aaron Rodgers sitting underneath Brett Farve. It will be interesting to see what happens with Mallet and Garoppolo but it looks as if they are looking to groom a new quarterback replacement for the aging Brady.
It would be ideal Mallet can play well during training camp and compete strongly during preseason games, showing that he is a competent NFL starter. Doing this would raise his trade stock and make it more likely that he would be shipped out in a trade for picks. The quarterback depth looks solid and competition will only push the backups to compete harder and learn from one of the greats.