The second part of that assumption has proven correct. Mallett has been a model citizen in New England. The team is still waiting for the talent to show.
Mallett started the team's fourth preseason game, throwing 15 passes for 40 yards. He completed just over half of his preseason passes, averaging almost exactly five yards-per-attempt.
Hoyer has proven to be a reliable backup and we suspect he will get the job. More was expected out of Mallett.