Chiefs release quarterback Matt Cassel


The Kansas City Chiefs have made it official. On Thursday morning the team announced the release of former starting quarterback Matt Cassel.

Signed to a six-year deal worth $63 million in 2009 by former general manager Scott Pioli the Chiefs went 19-28 during Cassel’s time at quaterback.

Cassel showed early glimpses of living up to his contract but turnovers doomed him as he committed 57 during his time with the Chiefs.

Kansas City added Alex Smith via trade but there was no chance that Cassel returned to team before then. He had been replaced at his position by Brady Quinn mid-season.

Some believe that Minnesota could pursue him as a backup to Christian Ponder. Others believe that New England could look to bring him back which would set up a trade of Ryan Mallett.