The Bills announced they've agreed on a trade with the Vikings for QB Matt Cassel, with undisclosed draft picks heading both ways. Doesn't really matter! The new-look Bills have a quarterback. Sort of.
The Vikings placed Matt Cassel on season-ending IR, which means it's Teddy Bridgewater's team now. (It also means Minnesota is one Bridgewater injury away from handing the reins back to Christian Ponder.)
Per Jay Glazer, Vikings players were told this morning that Matt Cassel will be the No. 1 QB, while rookie Teddy Bridgewater will start the season on the bench.
The fact that Matt Cassel will start for Minnesota on Sunday against the Steelers in London actually does nothing to settle the Vikings' unsettled QB situation. Sure, Christian Ponder's been terrible, tossing five INTs to two touchdowns and sitting in the third tertile of nearly every passing stat, but more…
Look at that resumé! Get excited, Vikings fans.
It's the end of two eras. Two sad, frustrating eras marked with wasted promise and ill-advised trades and inept quarterbacking. Matt Cassel was released by the Chiefs today, and the Cardinals are expected to cut Kevin Kolb by the weekend. The only question left is: which one of them will end up on the Jets?
Matt Cassel had a tidy little 58.5 completion percentage, had five touchdowns to nine interceptions, and didn't throw a pass longer than 33 yards. Then he got concussed, and some fans cheered. Then Brady Quinn got the start and he went 22-for-38, with two INTs.
On NFL.com, Matt Cassel's afternoon was described as "an unbridled disaster." He was 9-for-15 with 92 yards and two interceptions. He also had a fumble on a third-quarter drive where the Chiefs were actually moving the ball. Then in the fourth quarter he was knocked out of the game with a head injury. After writhing…
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Gentleman Jay Mariotti knows a raw deal when he sees one and something about that Matt Cassel to Kansas City trade does not smell right to him.
"This is Tom's team. The Patriots have been Tom's team. He's built that franchise up with his own two hands." [ESPN]