The Minnesota Vikings have a major problem to fix when it comes to who they want their quarterback of the future to be. In fact, the Vikings just need a quarterback on roster at the moment as after carrying three starting caliber signal callers in 2013, Minnesota will likely have to start from scratch when building depth at the position this offseason.
One guy the Vikings were hoping to bring back was Matt Cassel, but if they’re going to see Cassel back in purple next season, they’re going to have to pay him free agent money to do so.
According to ESPN1500 in Minneapolis, Cassel is expected to void the final year of his contract with the Vikings and become an unrestricted free agent.
Email this a.m. from someone directly in the know on the Matt Cassel Fri. deadline: “He will void.” I still think he’s back though. #vikings
— Darren Wolfson (@DarrenWolfson) February 5, 2014
Cassel could still return to the Vikings in 2014, the team just might have to pay a little extra money to do so. It will all come down to what Mike Zimmer and Norv Turner decide they want to do at the position as any veteran signed this offseason will be done so to warm the seat for whatever rookie quarterback the Vikings draft in May.