Ryan Mallett's performance was a huge disappointment last week.
Different story on Friday against the Eagles. Mallett completed 7-of-11 passes for 92 yards and a touchdown. He also ran for another score.
Patriots Insider Tom E. Curran called Mallett's performance "delayed poppage."
Too little, too late.
"No matter what Ryan Mallet can do, he will never overtake Jimmy Garoppolo," says Curran, "for the simple reason that Jimmy Garoppolo was a second round pick and he is now anointed. The anointing has now ended for Ryan Mallet. There is no ascension coming. He either makes the team this year [and] he’s gone in March, or he doesn’t make the team this year and he’s gone in about two weeks. It’s not a fair fight."
If Mallett can repeat Friday's performance, however, he may give himself a few more options when his time in New England does in fact come to an end.