We figured there would be no shortage of suitors for his services and that’s why the Chiefs held onto him as long as they did. GM John Dorsey was attempting to move Cassel but couldn’t cut a deal with teams knowing he no longer had a home in Kansas City.
Even though he’s coming off two terrible seasons with the Chiefs, Cassel isn’t heading to Minnesota to hold a clipboard. According to Adam Schefter, he will get a chance to compete with incumbent starter Christian Ponder.
CBS Sports reports Cassel will average four million a year with his new two-year contract, though the second year is a player option. This gives Cassel a chance to either cash in if he gets to play or find another opportunity if Ponder re-establishes himself as the starter.
He may not have had much success with the Chiefs, but here’s hoping Cassel can be successful with the Vikings. No one could ever question his work ethic or the work he was always willing to do in the community.