Last season’s starter now unwanted commodity as his release looks likely.
After a dreadful season, the Chiefs needed to find a better Quarterback than Cassel, and they have, trading for Alex Smith at the expense of a second round draft pick.
The Chiefs had a torrid time last season, and it was the play of Cassel that was largely to blame.
Whilst he was never expected to be a an elite QB, the 30 year old was expected to be able to get the ball to the wide receivers and allow them to make plays, something that he didn’t do.
In fact Cassel played so badly that he was benched in favour of Brady Quinn, which in football terms is like replacing Eric Djemba-Djemba with Kleberson.
So with Cassel now out of the picture, and with a high base salary next season, it is inevitable that Cassel won’t be part of the organisation much longer, and he will no doubt have to find a new team.
Despite the bashing I have just given the former USC player, there will be a market for him, especially a team who are unsure about their current starter and want to bring in some competition.
The one team that immediately jumps to mind are the Jacksonville Jaguars. Blaine Gabbert has struggled to really develop into the Quarterback Jacksonville had hoped for, and bringing in Cassel will be the best way to bring out the potential in the third year QB.
Cassel would not command a high salary due to his current standing among QB’s, so to bring him in as either a potential short-term starter or backup would be a shrewd move for the franchise as they look to move out of the slump that they have been in for the last few seasons.