We all knew this was going to happen eventually. If you believe in a quarterback as much as the Pioli Trinity obviously does in Matt Cassel, you don’t risk letting him walk after one season. Nobody likes a “wham, bam, thank you, ma’am.” Well, unless it happens to the Broncos. That’s why the Chiefs have signed Cassel to a long-term contract.
The details of the deal are currently unknown, but you know the man got a Cassel of riches. His agent isn’t going to let him agree to chump change when he was scheduled to make just a shade under $15 million this upcoming season due to the franchise tender the Hoody and Co. slapped on him back in New England. There’s one huge thing we Chiefs fans can take away from this development, and it’s that the Chiefs’ brain trust couldn’t give their new signal caller much more of a ringing endorsement.
Update: Pro Football Talk believes they know the details:
Though we are coming up empty via traditional efforts to determine details regarding Cassel’s deal, we currently believe that it’s indeed a six-year package, with a base value in excess of $60 million.
That’s more than the six-year deal Tom Brady signed with the Patriots in 2005, which further confirms that he’s one of the most underpaid players in the NFL.
We also believe that the three-year take, one of the key factors in determining the value of a contract, is more than $42 million.
More money than — GULP! — Tom Brady? Hope he’s worth it, and I think he will be. Remember, Brady also gave the cap-strapped Pats a break so they could add other players. Funny thing is, Gisele will make more than both quarterbacks combined next year.
(hat tip: Arrowhead Pride)
(P.S. – Yes, I am back. More on that very soon. Kind of an A.A. debriefing heading into the season.)