November 12, 2012; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Matt Cassel (7) gestures at the line of scrimmage against the Pittsburgh Steelers during the third quarter at Heinz Field. The Pittsburgh Steelers won 16-13 in overtime. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

Chiefs Are Trying To Trade Matt Cassel, According To Report

The Kansas City Chiefs are trying to trade QB Matt Cassel.

KC will surely be moving on from Cassel, who the team traded a second-round pick for (along with LB Mike Vrabel) back in 2009.

Cassel was handpicked by former GM Scott Pioli. Unfortunately for Cassel, Pioli is now doing analyst work for NFL Network and the new regime in Kansas City has already traded the team’s 2013 second-round pick for former San Francisco 49ers QB Alex Smith.

The Chiefs also agreed to terms with former New Orleans Saints backup QB Chase Daniel, earlier today.

With Cassel’s time in KC clearly up, most experts expected the Chiefs to cut him.

Only the Chiefs haven’t done that.

We had speculated that the Chiefs might be trying to trade Cassel and now we’ve got confirmation that they are indeed trying to do so, courtesy of Adam Teicher of the Kansas CIty Star.

Just because the Chiefs are trying to trade Cassel doesn’t mean they will be able to. Cassel has a starters contract and any team he would be dealt to would have to be giving serious consideration to making him their starter. The QB free agent QB market is terrible but even so, it is hard to see a team dealing for Cassel unless they had a guarantee that he was going to restructure his deal.

Still, I can’t help but wonder if the Chiefs have some promising leads on Cassel and that may be the reason they are dragging their feet on releasing him.

Stay tuned.

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  • Michael Tavis

    Dorsey doesnt seem like the kind of guy that would mess around and hold on to him unless there was serious interest. In Dorsey we trust (I kid, I kid) I think Buffalo and Minnesota are very real possibilities for him.

    • Patrick Allen

      I’d say the Cards could go for him. Their QB situation was as bad as KCs.

      • Michael Tavis

        You’re right. I could see the cards being players as well. The more the merrier. I think Cassel could realistically start for all three of those teams.

        • Michael Shaw

          Ok, now you are just being ridiculous!!

          • Michael Tavis

            I never said he is a long term answer but Cassel could compete with Christian Ponder for the starting job. In buffalo he would be competing with Tavaris Jackson and Brad Smith. Arizona is the spot where I see him losing QB battle but I still think he could compete for it. I think he would beat out Ponder, Jackson, or Smith for a starting job.

      • Jack Thomas

        I bet we could get a 9th rnd pickand if were real lucky an 8th

        • michael carey

          Maybe we can trade him for a washing machine.

      • Michael Shaw

        No I don’t agree with that statement. I think the Cards problems were along the OL. If they had a decent OL I don’t think Kolb or his back up would have looked as bad with Fitz catching their balls. Their OL is bad, I mean REALLY bad!!! They need Joeckel more than we do!!!

      • Daniel Mayfield

        True but they have 1 of the top 1st rd picks and, IMO, wouldn’t make a trade unless they couldn’t get Geno or Barkley. At least 1 of the top 5 QBs anyways

  • Michael Shaw

    Maybe the Pats will take him back for a 2nd rounder??? I know I am dreaming again!!!!

    • Michael Tavis

      If the Pats dont keep Mallet they may be interested in having him back. Not for a 2nd rounder but id take anything.

  • Danny W

    I’d say at most a fourth rounder. At most.

    • Michael Shaw

      I was joking. I don’t think we get more than a 5, 6 or 7.

      • Michael Tavis

        6 or 7 sounds right to me. If we can get two teams that want him I think we could pull off a 6th.

      • Darkwolf1414

        Maybe a conditional 7th from next year’s draft. If he wins 3 games we get a 7th rounder. If he wins less, we get nuthin. LOL

    • chiefridgy

      I’m hoping we can get at least a box of Twinkies for him….

  • Francisco Quezada

    If we can get a first rd for him I wouldn’t blink get it done asap!

  • adamklein

    Cassel can be productive, only if he has the time too and the targets to throw too. I would like to see kansas city get a couple of wideouts for alex smith to throw too. Draft Joeckel, move Donald Stephenson to guard, then kansas city would possible be in condition to be AFC west champs

  • Tyler Eckstein

    Id be thrilled to get a 7th rounder for him. Just get him out of town!!

  • GDL40

    I was just thinking Buffalo too ….. hey even if we get a 5th rounder for him, I would be very satisfied… take a play fron San Francisco’s playbook !

    • Michael Tavis

      Most likely going to be a 7th. A 6th if we are really really lucky.

      • GDL40

        If I was Dorsey, I’d take a double whopper with cheese for him……better than just releasing him. ( by the way I hate BK AND McD’s)

        • Darkwolf1414

          Yeah, but that’s a hot burger. We’d be lucky to get a cold cheese sammich.

  • berttheclock

    What have the Omaha Nighthawks offered?