Chiefs Part Ways with Matt Cassel

Team moves in different direction at QB


The Kansas City Chiefs released QB Matt Cassel, the team announced today.

Cassel played in 48 games, including 47 starts, during his four seasons with the team. While taking snaps for the Chiefs, Cassel totaled 9,549 yards on 854 completions (54.7%), with 59 TDs and 44 INTs (77.5 passer rating).

Prior to joining the Chiefs, Cassel spent four seasons in New England (2005-08).

His career numbers include 1,203 completions on 2,044 attempts (58.9%) for 13,495 yards, with 82 TDs and 57 INTs (80.4 passer rating).

The former USC Trojans QB was originally acquired by the Chiefs in a 2009 trade that brought him, along with LB Mike Vrabel, to Kansas City from New England, in exchange for a second-round pick in the 2009 NFL Draft.

The Chatsworth, CA native entered the NFL as a seventh-round pick (230th overall) of the Patriots in the 2005 NFL Draft.

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