The NFL world was thrown into gloom today as reports emerged that Ryan Mallet died at the age of 35. The former NFL quarterback reportedly drowned in Florida.
Ryan Mallet adapted for the New England Patriots, who drafted him, the Houston Texans and the Baltimore Ravens during his time in the league. Former teammates and coaches were devastated by the news and sent their condolences.
The man who drafted him, Bill Belichick, released a statement through the team, he is saddened and sent his thoughts and prayers.
His teammate with the Patriots, Tom Brady and Julian Edelman, took to Instagram and Twitter to mourn the death of their former teammate.
Former Texans teammate JJ Watt called it horrible news and said he was taken too soon.
Other NFL personalities also spoke about the tragic news, with Ryan Clark calling it a sad event and Pat McAfee writing an emotional note.
Ryan Mallet’s life after the NFL
Ryan Mallet last played in the NFL in 2017 with the Baltimore Ravens. After stepping away from the league he had a few run-ins with the law, but in 2020 he seemed to have turned over a new leaf.
Back in Arkansas, where he was born and played his college footballhe became a local high school coach. The Arkansas Razorbacks program released a statement that they called him a legend and rest thoughts and prayers with his mother Debbie and extended family.
He started as an assistant at Mountain Home High School in Mountain Home, Arkansas. Last year, his career took a big leap forward when he became head football coach at White Hall High School in White Hall, Arkansas.
In a statement on their websitewrote the school district,
“It is with great sadness that we share the loss of Coach Ryan Mallett. Coach Mallett was a beloved coach and educator. We ask that you remember his family, his team, his students, fellow coaches and White Hall School District staff in your prayers.”
Ryan Mallett played 21 NFL games in his career, eight of them as a starter. He completed 190 of 345 attempts for 1,835 yards and nine touchdowns with 10 interceptions.
However, based on the outpouring of support on his who passed, he left a much deeper impact on his colleagues than the time he spent in the field. We at Sportskeeda would also like to add our deepest condolences to his loved ones.