Update II: Chiefs to trade Cassel?

I know, I know...but hear me out.

(1) The Chiefs have NOT approached Cassel regarding a multi-year contract (according to Cassel's agent)

(2) Brodie Croyle Tyler Thigpen is arguably ready to be our starter

(3) Many have called Cassel a "system" QB who thrived only because of what he had in New England (if this is true, Pioli would be the first to understand/acknowledge it)

(4) The QB situation around the league has increased the value for proven QB's (see Broncos/Cutler situation)

(5) More and more questions are being raised about Stafford and Sanchez.

So - what if Pioli has set up the Chiefs to gain big-time through a blockbuster trade - essentially grabbing Cassel (for a second rounder) when the market was cold , hanging onto him until the market was hot, only to trade him to a likely suitor for a 1st and 2nd, or maybe a QB (Cutler?) and a second (throwing LJ in as compensation?).

I just get the feeling that Cassel might be part one of a ridiculous two part move by Pioli. The most important reason behind this is the lack of negotiation between the Chiefs and Cassel on a multi-year contract.  Essentially - the Chiefs are on the hook for Cassel's ~$14 million salary.  They could soften this by giving him a long term contract, thereby renegotiating the first year salary.  The only argument against doing this is they feel he'll do poorly this season, thereby putting managment in a better bargaining position.  You really think they're betting against themselves? 

So - second poll of the day from me -

UPDATE: As of 6:13 p.m. EST - there is an 84% chance that I'm an idiot.

UPDATE II:  First of all - I just realized, about 8 hours after I originally posted this, that I placed Croyle's name in the argument above instead of Thigpen.  I don't know what the heck I was thinking - and now I realize why there were so many negative comments.  Tyler Thigpen is who I meant - I can't explain how I even allowed Croyle into my mind.  Second - I'm less of an idiot as time goes on....hahahahaha.

This is a FanPost and does not necessarily reflect the views of Arrowhead Pride's writers or editors. It does reflect the views of this particular fan though, which is as important as the views of Arrowhead Pride writers or editors.

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