Matt Cassel, Kansas City’s 63 Million Dollar Man

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Published: July 21, 2009

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... Matt Cassel a six-year, $63 million extension before he had ever played a game for them.

Kansas City acquired Cassel, along with linebacker Mike Vrabel, from the New England Patriots for the Chiefs’ second-round pick in the 2009 NFL draft.  Matt Cassel has just one year under his belt as a starting quarterback in the NFL, so are the Chiefs taking a gamble giving him that contract?

Let’s look at why Kansas City made this move.  For starters, the Chiefs haven’t had a franchise quarterback since Len Dawson.  They’ve tried drafting one in Steve Fuller and Todd Blackledge. 

And they’ve tried acquiring skilled veterans. In the mid 90s the Chiefs had some great teams and all that was missing was a stud quarterback.  Joe Montana was the best, but he only lasted two seasons before retiring. 

They ...

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