Cassel Off the Market


Today is a happy day for Kansas City Chiefs fans and a miserable day for New England Patriots fans.  Matt Cassel has been traded to the Chiefs for a second-round draft pick along with Mike Vrabel.

Allow me to be one of the few to question KC’s trade.
Consider that Cassel is going to make $14.5 million this season based on being franchised and that a new deal isn’t in place and this becomes a serious money matter for New England.  They slice massive buck off the books while the Chiefs have to negotiate an extension with a quarterback who has started all of one season since high school.

The Chiefs get two solid players for a second-rounder but also inherit what could potentially be a money pit.  If they can’t sign Cassel long-term the franchise tag would eat up over $17 million next season.

That’s money unlike what even Kurt Warner, a Super Bowl winning QB, will make next season and more than Tom Brady will make in ’09. Cassel will be under a microscope with that much money being deposited
into his bank account.

I hate to sound like the voice of negativity here but this smells like Scott Mitchell all over again.

I wish the Chiefs and their fans the best and if Cassel is the answer at QB you have committed grand theft.  If he falls short, then all bets are off.

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