The New England Patriots will be in need of a new backup for Tom Brady. From ESPN-
Matt Cassel, a career backup in college and in the pros, parlayed a great 2008 season into a lucrative franchise tag. Now, he’s locked himself into a deal to be the long-term quarterback of the Kansas City Chiefs.
Cassel and the Chiefs worked out a six-year deal that will pay him in excess of $10 million a season, according to a source. The contract will keep Cassel with the Chiefs until 2014.
The deal is for $63 million, with $28 million guaranteed, according to a source. He’s going to make $40.5 million in the first three years of his contract.
Cassel was designated as the New England Patriots’ franchise player in February and signed a one-year deal that paid him $14.561 million. He was then traded to the Chiefs along with linebacker Mike Vrabel for a second-round draft choice.
“We are excited to be able to reach a long-term agreement for Matt Cassel to be a Kansas City Chief for many years to come,” owner and board chairman Clark Hunt said in a statement. “His proven leadership on and off the field will be a tremendous asset to the organization.”
I’m not sold on Cassel’s ability yet. Fifteen years ago another young unproven quarterback stepped in after the best QB in the conference went down with an injury. He played well over a half season, then signed a deal with another team for the next season. Who are these players I’m talking about? Scott Mitchell and Dan Marino. Mitchell didn’t work out too well for the Detroit Lions.
Kansas City is not England in any form and the team just unloaded its top pass catcher(Tony Gonzalez). It won’t surprise me if Cassel fails in Kansas City.
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