Former Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Matt Cassel has voided his contract with the Minnesota Vikings, giving up the $3.7 Million he was due for this year. The hope is that in this crazy quarterback market, he can create interest for a bit more money. The news comes from NFL Insider Ian Rappaport’s Twitter feed.
#Vikings QB Matt Cassel will void his contract for 2014 and become a free agent, per source. Was to make $3.7M, had until Friday to do it
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) February 5, 2014
By doing this, Cassel is allowing himself to test the open market. There is the distinct possibility he could land a starting gig with another team. There are more than a few quarterback starved franchises in the NFL coming into this year that may not be able to fix their woes through the draft.
In nine games this year with six starts, Cassel had just north of 1,800 yards passing with 11 touchdowns and nine interceptions. He actually played well with the Vikings considering it was a down year for the team’s most talented player in Adrian Peterson. Combine that with the fact that he didn’t have anyone to throw the ball to, and one could surmise that the second most disliked man in Kansas City could have a resurgence in his career.
What do you think, Addicts? Is Cassel worth more than the $3.7 Million he was already going to make? Could he find a starting job with another team? Sound off below.
Kinda makes you happy we have Alex Smith, doesn’t it?