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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.

Topics: Kansas City Chiefs, Kurt Warner, Matt Cassel, New England Patriots, Scott Mitchell, Tom Brady

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