Originally posted on The Football Fan Spot  |  Last updated 5/18/12

KANSAS CITY, MO - DECEMBER 6: Quarterback Matt Cassel #7 of the Kansas City Chiefs motions to hand off the ball during their NFL game against the Denver Broncos on December 6, 2009 at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri. The Broncos defeated the Chiefs 44-13. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
In Matt Cassel’s 3 years in Kansas City, we’ve seen the good, the bad, and the ugly. He completed 58.2% of his passes, for an average of 6.9 YPA and a pristine 27:7 TD:INT ratio in 2010 for the division winning Chiefs, but has had 26 touchdowns to 25 interceptions combined for the last place Chiefs in his other 2 seasons. However, he still has the support of his GM Scott Pioli. Pioli today called him a “really good quarterback” and compared him to Len Dawson who he called “the greatest quarterback in the history of the franchise.” Pioli’s support for Cassel makes a lot of sense. Pioli’s first major move upon become GM of the Chiefs was to give up a 2nd round pick and a 60 million dollar contract to get Matt Cassel, who was fresh off a solid season as Tom Brady’s injury replacement in New England. Doing so made his job security is essentially tied to Cassel’s performance. Another year in 2012 like the one Cassel had in 2009 and 2011 and Pioli, and thus Cassel, could be gone after the...
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