Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

Report: Matt Cassel ‘Destined To Be Released Soon’


The Kansas City Chiefs are at the 2013 NFL Scouting Combine checking out the prospects and rumors emerging from Indianapolis are that QB Matt Cassel is on his way out.

There has been some speculation in the media that Cassel would be offered a pay cut to stay in town as a backup.

A new report from USA Today Sports refutes that line of thinking:

Meanwhile, a person briefed on the Chiefs’ thinking in regard to Matt Cassel said the veteran quarterback has not been offered a pay cut from his slated salary of $7.5 million. The person, who spoke on condition of anonymity because the team hasn’t talked about Cassel’s contract situation in detail, said it seems Cassel is destined to be released soon.

For Cassel’s tenure in KC, the writing is on the wall. The fans have had enough of Cassel and it would probably be best for the team and the player to part ways.

If Cassel is indeed released soon, the Chiefs will have a barren QB depth chart. Last year’s starter Brady Quinn is a free agent, meaning the team would be left with Ricky Stanzi and Alex Tanney.

Stanzi and Tanney may get the opportunity to come to camp but neither likely has a realistic shot of being either the #1 or #2 QBs on the depth chart.

At this point, the Chiefs will probably try to add a least one veteran QB and one veteran from the draft.

With free agency looming on March 12th, the KC QB situation could begin to clear up in the coming weeks.

Tags: Kansas City Chiefs Matt Cassel

  • calciomoti

    Geno!

  • Danny W

    LET HIM GO!!!!!!!!

  • john

    I think, other than anyone who actually eats at his dinner table, I might be the only one who would like to see Cassel stay with the Chiefs…obviously with a re-worked contract.
    Not as the starter, and he knows that, but I also understand why they would release him. I never thought he got a fair shake in KC and I wish he could have been a better QB. He’s a classy of a guy as you could want as your QB.
    Geno…..give me a break.

    • Arrowhead Magic

      I agree. I would have been ok if we restructured Cassel’s contract and kept him as a back up. He’s a class act, he wants to win and he’s a good leader, but he just didn’t have the talent we had hoped he did. That being said I hope we draft somebody to lead this team and not a free agent. Preferably I would like us to take Geno in the first round but I’m open to drafting a different qb

      • john

        I have no problem with Geno Smith, but not with the first pick in the draft. Fans are too emotional about this. KC needs a QB and think, no matter what, they should take a QB. Wrong.

        • Arrowhead Magic

          I see what you’re saying , but my only issue with not taking geno at 1 is that I don’t believe he will be available for later in the round. I think that the raiders or the cards might take him. Idk about the jags either, their head coach insists that Gabbert is better than Geno but that’s far and away from the truth. But if we could trade back and still get Geno then I’m all for it, I just don’t think he’d be there.

        • superman_25_58

          When your biggest spot of need is the ONE man that makes everything tick in the offense “QB”, you take the best available not the 4th or 5th available. I mean why would you want to draft a guy that isn’t clearly as talented as Geno Smith? if we draft a Qb late than means he needs a lot more work before he is ready. I’m sorry but KC has done this way too much and came out with dip shits. Let’s just take a chance with our #1 pick which hopefully we never get again and Draft the Best Qb available period. Geno I would prefer but if there is a Qb that comes in and destroys Geno than pick him IDC as long as we get the Best QB AVAILABLE!!!…………Just sayin

          • PunjabiPete

            Yeah, because that loser Tom Brady was picked in the firs… oh wait. Well Colin Kaepernick was p….oh… well how about Joe Flac… no, not that either… hmmmm….

    • Darkwolf1414

      I agree that Cassel had it rough in KC. I honestly really disliked that Pioli traded for him in the first place. I didn’t see him succeeding outside of New England and unfortunately I was right. Once the trade was made, I WANTED him to succeed because he was our QB. Having to change offenses every stinking year is tough. I feel for him. I really do. I think he’s a good kid and a class guy but that doesn’t win football games. I do think that Geno is the man and we should draft him 1st overall so we disagree on that one, though.

  • micah stephenson

    Cassel Sucks! Geno Smith is Good!

    • john

      How do you know that Geno Smith will be a “Good” NFL Qb since he’s never been in the NFL?

      • floorissetceilingisset

        dont, but we do know what cassel is

      • micah stephenson

        By lookin at him on video just like all NFL teams do before they draft rookies. How did the Redskins know RG3 would b any good sinse he never played n the NFL? How did the Panthers know Cam was any good? ALT/M.Ryan?

      • micah stephenson

        Becuase he has a strong arm. Strong enough to make the pass no matter body or feet position. Can stand on the center Logo and launch it into the endzone with accuracy. Can make every throw. Can scramble but does it to still get the ball downfield. Moves around in the pocket really well. Watches the whole field and goes through his progressions. Can run for the 1st down wen needed.

        • tm1946

          And he pouts when things are going badly. He could replace Cassel sitting by himself on the bench during games.

          • Darkwolf1414

            That pouting line is really old. People get down sometimes. Geno has gone down the line of his teammates and tried to get them fired up. Because of that people say he’s yelling at his teammates or because he sits down and is in thought (probably about how HE can do better in the next series) he’s a pouter? Get real!

          • tm1946

            I see Cassel sitting by himself during games (deep in thought, I guess) and see Geno pouting on the sidelines ….I see two guys who are not successful in the NFL as starting QBs. Geno’s coaches said he tends to “pout” when things go badly. But if Reid what him, fine with me but Rob England’s stamp of approval carries aboutr as much weight as my suggesting he is not the right guy for the Chiefs.

            Oh yeah, get real.

          • Darkwolf1414

            Firstly, Where did Geno’s coaches say he tends to “pout”?
            Secondly, where does it say my name is Rob?
            Finally, I’m glad you’re letting your maturity shine through by throwing my words back at me.

          • micah stephenson

            SO WHAT!!!! I pout when things go bad TOO! When the game aint going the way I need it to go to win, im pouting, yelling, screaming, cussing, im mad! Some of us are more passionate and emotional than others, and want to win everytime. You hate it when someone pouts when losing. I hate it when I DONT see my team pouting when losing. When yo team is losing, somebody better b on the sideline and locker room raising hell!

        • superman_25_58

          I completely agree with you on Geno. If you really look at him, I can see Geno resembling Joe Flacco an awful lot by keeping his eyes down the field while maneuvering in the pocket and throwing strikes…………….Just sayin

        • PunjabiPete

          Brady Quinn has a strong arm. Brodie Croyle had a strong arm. How are they doing these days?

      • superman_25_58

        What Qb coming out in any draft of the NFL was anyone really 100% for sure that they were going to make it? Not one of them bc no1 is a for sure thing. You have to take a chance once in awhile if you want a Franchise Qb! Did GB/Rodgers, NE/Brady, Ravens/Flacco, Colts/Manning, Giants/Manning, Steelers/Big Ben, know these guys would be a good NFL Qb’s coming out of college? Hell No! All they knew is that they were players with upside, talent, and smarts.

  • Merlin_Arrowhead_Addict

    It would be the best thing for Cassel. He can’t come back here with all the history. He can find work backing up someplace else.

  • Doug McD

    It would be a good PR move to release him. But I think he would do good given a different system to play in.

  • tm1946

    I think Cassel has shown himself to be a tough responsible, not first string QB in the NFL. He deserves a chance to resurrect his career with another team. Give him his release and new chance.

  • PunjabiPete

    Taking bets on whether Cassel goes to a team with a decent O-line and receivers that can catch and wins the superbowl next year, seems to be the Chiefs way.