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Arizona Cardinals May Be Interested in Matt Cassel


The biggest news of the day was that the Kansas City Chiefs pulled the trigger on a deal that will land them San Francisco 49ers quarterback Alex Smith with the NFL offseason officially begins in March. But the questions surrounding Chiefs quarterbacks doesn’t go away with the acquisition of Smith, rather it becomes even more complicated than it already was.

Right now the Chiefs starting quarterback is Matt Cassel but that is almost certainly going to change in the coming days. There is no way the Chiefs are going to hang onto both Smith and Cassel which means Cassel is about to become yet another former Kansas City Chiefs quarterback.

But the question becomes where will he land once he’s ultimately cut by Kansas City? ESPN’s Adam Schefter tweeted that Cassel will be released and that there will be a market for him in free agency.

Will there really be a market for an overpaid quarterback who has done nothing but fail in his NFL career. Cassel’s only passable season as a starter came when he replaced Tom Brady a few years back after Brady suffered an ACL injury. After that, Cassel became yet another quarterback to pull a Kim Kardashian and use a single moment of dumb luck to strike it big.

Just like Kim K, Matt Cassel proved that outside of his 15 minutes of fame, he really isn’t anything that special. However, there are plenty of teams that would be willing to give him a shot as a backup and even one that might be willing to try him as a starter.

As has been pointed out, Cassel replacing Kevin Kolb in Arizona is like replacing a brain tumor with brain cancer — it’s essentially the same thing and things can only get worse.

But who knows, as Alex Smith was a bust until last season and is now as valuable as a second round pick. Maybe a different setting and the right coach is all Cassel needs to succeed. After all, things really can’t get too too much more worse for the Cardinals than they already are — can it?

Tags: Arizona Cardinals Kansas City Chiefs Matt Cassel

  • http://fansided.com Zach

    Actually his best year, star wise, was 2010 with the Chiefs.

  • http://www.facebook.com/joshnsanchez Josh Sanchez

    Smith has been playing lights out for the past two season, not really a one-year wonder. In his past 26 regular-season starts, he’s 20-5-1 w/ 32 TDs, 10 INT & a 95.6 passer rating

  • john

    Hey Josh, with very little respect, put a sock in it. You’re a “blogger”. Matt Cassel is an NFL quarterback. BIG difference. He went 11-5 in NE stepping in for Brady.
    Then he came to the train wreck we call the Chiefs. In his second season he, along with the team, managed to win as many games as the team did in it’s previous THREE seasons.
    No, he did not become the QB I, and all Chief fans wanted him to be.
    What he was…something you don’t have to worry about, is a first class human being who took more crap from fans and the media than you’ll ever imagine, while working as hard as he could, dedicating himself to the community of Kansas City and never saying a bad word about anything or anyone.
    Something you can’t do in one paragraph.

    Also, spare me about how much money he makes. That falls to the Chiefs, not him.

    • http://www.facebook.com/michael.gooding.5 Michael Gooding

      Excellent response saved me some keystrokes. Matt is a top shelf, quality guy on & off the field. Never mind the complete chaos in the KC administration and musical chairs coaching over his four years as QB. Add to that the terrible OL in 2009 and that his best WR was on of the top in drops and losing Charles & Moeaki in 2011 and being injured 2011 & 2012. I guess 27 TD vs 7 Int’s 10-6 AFCW Champs isn’t “passable”. Sounds like Josh needs to spend a little less time watching his hard on Kim and a lot more learning before he tries posting again.