Chiefs Say Goodbye, Vikings Say Hello To Matt Cassel

  • Pistol Peat
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Ed Zurga/Associated Press

The Vikings definitely made a playoff push last season, but depth at quarterback was their ultimate demise.  They looked to Joe Webb to replace the injured Christian Ponder.  Webb struggled in the spotlight, and Minnesota was done for the year.  The Vikings are taking steps to not repeat that scenario.

Hours after Cassel was released early Thursday, the Vikings have agreed to terms on a contract with Matt Cassel, who chose Minnesota over Tampa Bay.  Ponder is the definitive starter for the 2013 season.  So did Cassel choose MIN over TB because he has accepted a back-up role, or because he believe he has a better shot at Ponder’s job?

Cassel, entering his 9th year as a pro, has a 29-33 record as a starting quarterback.  He currently has 82 touchdowns, 57 interceptions, and a passer rating of 80.4.  He has had flashes of brilliance in Kansas City, as well as stepping in for an injured Tom Brady, but it hasn’t been consistent.  He will however, be a good edition to Minnesota’s QB depth chart. Now if they could just get that wide receiver issue resolved.  Greg Jennings?  Stay tuned.

 

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