Former NFL quarterback Ryan Mallett has reportedly died at age 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 New England Patriots, by whom Mallett was drafted in the third round of the 2011 NFL Draft out of Arkansas, released a statement regarding his tragic passing.

«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 photo of Mallett in a Patriots uniform. «Our thoughts are with the Mallett family, his former teammates and everyone mourning the loss of him.»

This is a developing story. More to come.