Kansas City Chiefs GM John Dorsey appeared on NFL AM this morning on NFL Network and when he was asked about long-time Chiefs starting QB Matt Cassel, the new GM was non-commital.
Dorsey was asked flat out if he would be comfortable going in to the 2013 season with Matt Cassel as his starting QB.
Here is Dorsey’s response:
I think Matt Cassel has, he’s demonstrated the skill to play in the National Football League.
Two full, awkward seconds passed before the NFL AM crew realized that was all that Dorsey was going to say.
As reports often do, nobody pushed Dorsey to actually answer the question they asked him, which was not, incidentally, whether or not he thought Matt Cassel could play in the NFL but wether or not he, Dorsey, felt comfortable with Cassel as his starter.
Sometimes, however, saying very little can be saying a lot. I think we all had a pretty good feeling that Matt Cassel would not be returning to KC next season and I think this brief comment by Dorsey pretty much confirms that feeling. He is not going to throw Matt Casse under the bus but he also flat out refused to admit that there were any circumstances under which he could see Cassel being his starting QB.
It is kind of crazy to think about but the Chiefs will almost certainly have two new QBs next season and depending on how the evaluation of Ricky Stanzi goes, they could have three new QBs.
You can watch Dorsey’s entire interview here. He also did mention that the team is heavily discussing the attributes of Leon Sandcastle.