Former NFL QB Ryan Mallett Dies After Tragic Drowning Incident in Florida

By  //  June 27, 2023

incident occurred in Destin, Florida

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(FOX NEWS) – Former NFL quarterback Ryan Mallett has reportedly died at 35 after tragically drowning in Florida.

The incident occurred in Destin, Florida, according to Deltaplex News in Arkansas. Mallett was transported from a beach to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead on arrival, the outlet reported.

The NFL released a statement on Mallett’s death.

“The NFL family is deeply saddened by the passing of Ryan Mallett. Our thoughts are with his family and loved ones,” the NFL said in a statement as well.

The New England Patriots, who Mallett was drafted by in the third round of the 2011 NFL Draft out of Arkansas, released a statement of their own.

“The New England Patriots are deeply saddened to learn of the sudden and unexpected passing of former quarterback Ryan Mallett,” the team wrote on Twitter with a picture of Mallett in a Patriots uniform. “Our thoughts are with the Mallett family, his former teammates and all who are mourning his loss.”