Yates was traded to the Atlanta Falcons before the 2014 season,Tony Romo Jersey after working with O'Brien through the offseason program and training camp.
The Texans acquired Mallett from the New England Patriots in exchange for a conditional draft pick on Aug.Clay Matthews Jersey 31, 2014.Justin Hunter Jersey He started two games for the Texans in 2014 before being placed on injured reserve after surgery for a torn pectoral muscle. This past offseason,Eli Manning Jersey the Texans re-signed Mallett to compete with Hoyer for the starting quarterback job. Hoyer initially won the competition,Eric Decker Jersey then was benched in the fourth quarter of the Texans' season opener.
Mallett took over and then started four games in which the Texans went 1-3.Germain Ifedi Jersey Hoyer replaced him in the third quarter of a Week 4 loss to the Falcons and in the second quarter of a Week 5 loss to the Indianapolis Colts.
Mallett left the Colts game with the Texans trailing 13-0 after taking a hard hit,Eddie Lacy Jersey but he was ready to return a few plays later. However,Adrian Peterson Jersey O'Brien decided to stay with Hoyer. Mallett was visibly upset on the sideline and said after the game that he felt healthy enough to return.Odell Beckham Jr Jersey
Hoyer regained his starting job in Week 6. After the Texans beat the Jaguars in Hoyer's return,Amari Cooper Jersey O'Brien said the team would stick with him.
Mallett's contract guaranteed him $1.75 million this season but had no guaranteed money for 2016.
Information from ESPN's Field Yates was used in this report.