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Texans Inform QB Ryan Mallett That They Want Him Back Next Year

Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that despite the fact that QB Ryan Mallett‘s 2014 season is over, the Texans have informed him that they would like bring him back next year.

  • According to Rapoport, a likely scenario for Mallett and the Texans is to sign him to a short-term contract extension.
  • Rapoport adds that Houston could also bring in a young quarterback to compete for the job as well.

Reports from earlier in the day mentions that Mallett is out for the year after he suffered a torn pectoral muscle before Sunday’s game against the Bengals.

Mallett was able to play through the injury, but struggled throughout the game as he completed 21-of-45 throws for 189 yards and an interception.

Ryan Fitzpatrick will takeover as the team’s starting quarterback for the remainder of the 2014 season. However, the Texans reportedly are signing Thad Lewis to a contract to provide some depth at the position.

Mallett, 26, came over from New England in a trade that sent a conditional seventh-round pick to the Patriots in return for him. He is in the final year of his four-year, $2,947,828 rookie and will make a base salary of $776,976 for the 2014 season before testing the open market next year.

We’ll have to see if they are able to get a contract in place before the start of free agency next March.