With the Kansas City Chiefs acquiring quarterback Alex Smith from the San Francisco 49ers, there are reports out there mentioning Kansas City’s next possible move.
The Kansas City Chiefs are expected to cut veteran quarterback Matt Cassel.
Cassel who was a back up to Tom Brady with the New England Patriots, took over in 2008 after Brady was injured early in the first game of the season. Before starting in place for Brady, Cassel was with the organization for 3 seasons, entering his 4th.
During his break-out year in New England, he threw 516, completing 327 passes, 3,693 yards, 21 touchdowns and 11 interceptions, leading the way to an 11-5 record but missing the playoffs.
After his outstanding season with the Patriots, Brady was healthy and it was obvious New England still had the franchise in Tom Brady’s hands. Which lead Matt Cassel being traded by the Patriots to the Kansas City Chiefs, where he signed a 6 year, $62.7 million dollar contract.
Matt Cassel went into Kansas City and lead them to their first division title in seven years and also earned a Pro Bowl spot.
The last few days, up to a week, possibly longer, my colleagues and myself have been covering this situation with Alex Smith more recently with the Kansas City Chiefs. Being one of the most talked about topics during the off-season, considering Smith’s situation in San Francisco, where he lost his starting job to Colin Kaepernick.
Now that things are set in stone, Alex Smith era ending in San Francisco and beginning in Kansas City, Matt Cassel’s run as their #1 starter has come to an end. No word is out on what they are going to do with Brady Quinn, I think he will likely be released also, but things are looking better in Kansas City.
A new look offense, possibly anchored by a #1 pick at LT with Luke Joeckel and more moves that could possibly be made to turn this team around. With the off-season this league is having so far, nothing should really surprise us anymore.
So where does Matt Cassel end up next? Come back and visit us here at NFL Spin Zone and we will have a list available for you to check out soon.
Matt Cassel’s career stats: 82 touchdowns, 57 interceptions, 13,495 passing yards.