When the Houston Texans acquired QB Ryan Mallett, he had a legit shot at emerging as the franchise signal caller. But things have changed very quickly. Over the weekend, Mallett was late to a team meeting and then missed the team’s charter flight to Miami and had to fly commercial. None of this went over well with head coach Bill O’Brien and all of a sudden Mallett is unemployed.
The saga of backup quarterback Ryan Mallett reached its anticipated conclusion Tuesday when the Texans ran out of patience with his chronic tardiness and finally cut him from the roster.
According to two sources who were not authorized to speak publicly, T.J. Yates is coming back to Houston as the Texans’ new backup.
The firing of the strong-armed, but frequently inaccurate former starter and Arkansas standout follows a history of lateness by him and a disagreement between coach Bill O’Brien and general manager Rick Smith reported by The Chronicle.
H/T: Houston Chronicle