What is Matt Cassel's future? It's not in Kansas City, whatever it is. The Chiefs are said to be trying to trade Cassel, according to Adam Teicher of the KC Star.
Getting ?s about why #Chiefs haven't released Cassel. They're trying to trade him— Adam Teicher (@adamteicher) March 13, 2013
This is not a surprise. I think most of us expected the Chiefs to try and trade Cassel.
Important keyword there: try.
Big, big difference between trying to trade someone and actually doing it. Cassel has the talent, in my opinion, to be worth something in a trade. He'd be a high-end backup quarterback in the league. Unfortunately for him, he has that contract. It's paying him over $7 million this season and that just won't happen in a situation where he's the backup. He will likely have to be cut first and signed somewhere else to a more team friendly deal.
Cassel has been linked to the Vikings by a couple of reports, with the thinking being that he could push Christian Ponder. Judging by the Vikings recent moves, trading away Percy Harvin and Antoine Winfield, Minnesota next season may not be much better than Kansas City last season.
3 dirty socks?RT @th3claude: "@arrowheadaddict: @adamteicher confirms the #Chiefs are trying to trade Matt Cassel." Looking at you, Buffalo.— Adam Parvin (@HerChunkyBaby) March 13, 2013
YEEEEEEEE RT @adamteicher Getting ?s about why #Chiefs haven't released Cassel. They're trying to trade him— Jacob Freedman (@Jacob_Freedman) March 13, 2013
Have you been hacked??? RT @adamteicher: Getting ?s about why #Chiefs haven't released Cassel. They're trying to trade him— BDP (@BiggieSwoles) March 13, 2013
I'd take a half tank of gas at this point RT @adamteicher: Getting ?s about why #Chiefs haven't released Cassel. They're trying to trade him— Carrington Harrison (@cdotharrison) March 13, 2013
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