Dec 29, 2013; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Minnesota Vikings quarterback Matt Cassel (16) throws the ball against the Detroit Lions in the third quarter at Mall of America Field at H.H.H. Metrodome. The Vikings won 14-13. Mandatory Credit: Bruce Kluckhohn-USA TODAY Sports

NFL Free Agency 2014: Matt Cassel to void contract, become unrestricted free agent


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.

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.

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  • Daniel Laxen

    Josh said…

    ” 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.”

    Ok, what I don’t get here is what you mean by the Vikings were carrying 3 starting caliber QBs in 2013. Are you telling the readers that ANY of the Vikings signal callers were starting talent? I beg to differ! All 3 of those stiffs were just awful. There were NO starting caliber QBs on the Vikings roster last year, PERIOD!

    Say what you will, but the QBs the Vikings employed last season wouldn’t start for ANY team in the league. I’ll include the dregs of Jacksonville and Raiders in that equation too. Matt Cassel is a back up and should he continue as the starter for the Vikings look for mediocrity at best from the 2014 edition in Minnesota.

    Ponder has shown that he is a back up at best and quite possibly an emergency QB and 3rd on any teams depth chart. Joe Webb could have played as well last season and they made him a WR, again…
    Josh Freeman could be anything. What he wasn’t last year was a starting QB. His debut last year on Monday Night made the Vikings the laughing stock of the NFL. It sealed Leslie Frazier”s fate in Minnesota as well. That was when the Vikings team knew that Rick Spielman, not Frazier was calling all the shots. Forcing Frazier to start Freeman was Rick’s power play and sent the wrong message to every Viking player and fan…

    Yeah, the Vikings didn’t have ANY NFL starting caliber QBs on the team last year!