Our friends over at Bleacher Report love to rank things and they just launched a new series where they are ranking 1000 NFL players by position group. Today they kicked things off with ranking 65 current NFL QB’s. Matt Miller, B/R’s lead draft writer handled the rankings and Kansas City Chiefs QB Matt Cassel came in #58 of 65.
Here is what Miller had to say on Cassel:
Really struggled with interceptions and penalties in 2012. Cassel didn’t seem to fully understand the new offensive system in Kansas City. That led to far too many bad decisions and questionable throws. It ultimately cost Cassel his job.
Has an average NFL arm that keeps him from making big plays. Doesn’t always throw with ideal velocity, as passes can tend to flutter and shake when he has to throw with air.
Cassel was outside his comfort zone in the Chiefs offense this season, and it showed in his lack of production and in the turnovers generated. Cassel’s interceptions and fumbles crippled the Kansas City offense and will serve as a cautionary tale to anyone hoping to sign the quarterback.
I’d say I have to agree with most of these assessments. Even in the best of situations, Cassel is only an average QB. He isn’t a true difference-maker at the position and in today’s NFL, that is what you need.
Cassel really came in at the bottom of the barrel.
Here is a list of QB’s ranked behind him:
59. Joe Webb, Minnesota Vikings, 60. Tyler Thigpen, Buffalo Bills, 61. Blaine Gabbert, Jacksonville Jaguars, 62. Tim Tebow, New York Jets, 63. Mark Sanchez, New York Jets, 64. John Skelton, Arizona Cardinals, 65. Ryan Lindley, Arizona Cardinals.
Check out the full rankings over at Bleacher Report.