According to a report tweet from Mike Lynch of the Boston Globe, New England Patriots QB Tom Brady will miss this year’s Pro Bowl due to a stress fracture in his foot and that he will be replaced by Kansas City Chiefs QB Matt Cassel.
I am going to go ahead and say that again. In fact, I’m going to give it it’s own line and I am going to put it in bold and color it red.
Matt Cassel is going to the Pro Bowl.
Cassel finished the season throwing 262 completions in 450 attempts and 3116 yards. His completion percentage dropped at the end of the season to 58.2% and he threw for 27 touchdowns vs. 7 interceptions. Cassel only threw an interception once in every 64.4 attempts.
Cassel’s numbers certainly aren’t eye popping. His TD to INT ratio is certainly Pro Bowl worthy, however his completion percentage leaves something to be desired. While he was erratic at times, particularly against teams with stronger defenses and secondaries, Cassel showed marked improvement in 2010, even looking brilliant at times (Titans game).
Cassel’s future is certainly bright and hopefully if the Chiefs can get him a little bit of help at the receiver position, this will be the first of many trips for Matt to the Pro Bowl. Cassel is the first Chiefs QB since Trent Green to go to Hawaii.
Congratulations to Matt Cassel!
Props to wood for the heads up.