The NFL family is deeply saddened by the passing of Ryan Mallett. Our thoughts are with his family and loved ones.

Ryan Mallett is a former professional American football quarterback.

He was born on June 5, 1988, in Batesville, Arkansas, United States.

Mallett played college football for the University of Michigan and the University of Arkansas before entering the NFL draft.

In the 2011 NFL Draft, Mallett was selected in the third round by the New England Patriots.

During his time with the Patriots, he served as a backup quarterback to Tom Brady.

Mallett spent three seasons with the Patriots, from 2011 to 2013, and had limited playing time.

In 2014, Mallett was traded to the Houston Texans, where he had the opportunity to compete for a starting quarterback position.

He played for the Texans from 2014 to 2017, but his time in Houston was marred by inconsistent performances and injuries.

After his stint with the Texans, Mallett had brief tenures with the Baltimore Ravens and the Detroit Lions in 2017 and 2019, respectively.

Ryan Mallett's professional football career came to an end after his release from the Lions in 2019.

Former NFL quarterback Ryan Mallett died on Tuesday in Florida