Nov 1, 2012; San Diego CA, USA; Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Matt Cassel (7) reacts during the game against the San Diego Chargers Qualcomm Stadium. The Chargers defeated the Chiefs 31-13. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee/Image of Sport-USA TODAY Sports

Chiefs, Matt Cassel Situation Expected To Be Settled Today

The Kansas City Chiefs have two new signal callers on their roster in former San Francisco 49ers QB and former New Orleans Saints backup Chase Daniel, which means incumbent (starter?) Matt Cassel is on his way out.

Adam Teicher of the Kansas City Star confirmed last night that the Chiefs are trying to trade Cassel. Now Ian Raporport of is picking up the story (though with no mention of Teicher, at least that I’ve seen) and is shedding some more light on the situation.’s Ian Rapoport reports the Chiefs are actively trying to trade the quarterback, according to sources informed of the team’s plans.

Mr. RapSheet listed the Minnesota Vikings, Arizona Cardinals and Tampa Bay Buccaneers as interested parties, but if the Chiefs can’t swing a deal, the team will release Cassel, who started 47 games over the past four seasons in Kansas City.

None of this comes as a surprise. The writing was on the wall as soon as Andy Reid swapped a pair of draft picks to the San Francisco 49ers for Alex Smith. On Tuesday the team added Chase Daniel as Smith’s backup, leaving Cassel floating in the wilderness.

Rapoport said on NFL Network that he expects a decision on Cassel to be made one way or the other, today. He keeps mentioning the Vikings and Cardinals as interested parties.

Do you think the Chiefs will be able to swing a deal for Cassel or will they be forced to release him?

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  • chiefridgy

    Teams know they can’t keep him. I think teams will wait it out for Cassel to be cut.

    • Doug McD

      His manager could be talking about a restructured contract with the team that wants him. The QB situation is very tight. Would not be surprised if he gets same money as Chase.

    • Michael Shaw

      Yeah, but if it only costs a team a low round pick it would likely be better for them to trade us for Cassel than risk another team outbidding them when we release him. IMO anyway.

      • chiefridgy

        Good point

  • JediChris816

    Johnny Coltrane
    “Can we get a 3rd rd pick for Cassel?” “NO!” “Can we get a 5th rd pick for Cassel?” “NO!” “How about a 7th?” “NO!” “A stick of gum?”

    Yeah, that pretty much sums up the value of Cassel. He’ll be released. Fired. Cut.

  • berttheclock

    They might be waiting for responses to come back from their Thrifty Nickle ads? Have the Omaha Nighthawks sent any e-mails?

    Actually, I do not wish to demean Cassell as he is a standup guy, who had to endure inept offensive co-ords, injuries to key players, a lack of receiving talent and a porous offensive line. He stood tall at times and kept drives going with some very gritty scrambles. His biggest problem is he does not possess a strong out arm and has had to force passes. However, I wish him well as I believe the best possible situation for him is to have a fresh start elsewhere in the league. Staying with the Chiefs would only add confusion to all concerned. Good luck, Matt. You gave it your all.

    • Doug McD

      Nice job – bert! I can’t even imagine going out there and facing those rushing DB’s wanting to kill you.

    • Troy Utt

      Well said Bert… Well said…Less the wins, and a trip to the Super Bowl the road traveled last year for both Matt, & Alex were similiar… I Too wish him well, welcome Alex, and the multitude of new players we will have on roster this next season!

    • Justin Jones

      well said bert. i am glad to see him move on but wish him well. he had a tough time of it and it didnt help that he had to deal with the meanest arrowhead crowd i have ever seen since i have enjoyed KC.

    • Michael Shaw

      Again someone calling our line porous?? I don’t get it…..the ONLY shit stain we had a problem with on our line the last few years was Mr. I-70, right????

      • big chief

        The line hasn’t been great mostly due to injuries but the qb’s held the ball too long as well. 2-14 doesn’t fall on just one guy.

    • PunjabiPete

      Here here! Very classy post Bert. And true as well. Cassel may not have had the tools, but busted his ass every day out on the field. Wish him well.

    • big chief

      He didn’t get ot done for sure but I’m glad to see someone who recognizes he was in a bad situation. Five oc’s in four years is a death nail in any qb’s abilities.

  • Priest4Prez

    Pull a 49ers and trade him to the Cardinals or Vikings for a second round pick. The Vikings like giving up picks all the time right? (Herschel Walker, Percy Harvin) hahaha

  • Killerdoctor27

    If they can get any draft pick for him it will be a win…

  • oldchiefsfan

    Moon Pie and a RC Cola

  • Quinn McCollom

    Hopefully we can screw a team out of a 2nd or 3rd round pick. hell id take a 6th to get rid of him and open some more cap space

  • Stacy D. Smith

    Send a memo to the league that Cassel will be standing at the Blue Ridge & I-70 exit. Whomever is willing to pick him up, can have him. #problemsolved

    • chiefridgy

      Love it!