Friday, February 8, 2013
Cassel's chances at staying
By Tim Kavanagh
For several weeks, many have been operating with the assumption that there would be extensive turnover for the Kansas City Chiefs at the QB position this offseason. Brady Quinn is an impending free agent, and Matt Cassel is set to earn $7.5 million in 2013. Oh, and neither one of them played up to the caliber of an NFL starting QB last season.
However, new Chiefs HC Andy Reid isn't ready to rule out a return for Cassel. "I'm going to just let that play out," Reid said when asked whether Cassel would play for the Chiefs in 2013, per the Kansas City Star. "We're too early in the process to know that. We'll continue to evaluate it. We're evaluating him just like we do a free agent. That's what you do, and the thing about that is it takes time. I think he realizes that. That's how it works when there's a change."
If it's not Cassel or Quinn, one of the other options is Ricky Stanzi, who's already on the roster. In addition, the Chiefs have been linked speculatively to every available (and potentially available) QB on the market this offseason, including Michael Vick, Matt Flynn and Alex Smith. And they also have the No. 1 overall pick in the draft, though the ongoing belief is that they won't be using that selection on a QB prospect. The future is wide open for K.C. at QB.