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NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported that the Texans have now come to an agreement with Mallett on a two year deal, reportedly worth around $7 million a year.
Connor Orr of Around The NFL discusses how both quarterbacks are considered a safe move for head coach Bill O’Brien, even if neither is considered a candidate to ever be in the elite tier of signal-callers.
"“If O’Brien is feeling the pressure to make the leap in 2015, this looks like the safest move. Pairing Hoyer with Mallett gives O’Brien two quarterbacks who could win him games though none that will single-handedly do so.” – Orr"
Mallett finished last season on injured reserve after only two starts. He completed just under 55% of his passes for 400 yards with two touchdowns and two interceptions.
The interesting thing to now keep an eye on is what the team does with the opening day starter from 2014, Ryan Fitzpatrick. Fitz has been a journeyman in his career and most likely could be cut now in favor of Hoyer and Mallett.