EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. The Minnesota Vikings didn't wait long to find a backup quarterback.
FOX Sports' Jay Glazer is reporting that Minnesota has agreed to terms with former Kansas City Chiefs starter Matt Cassel, hours after Cassel was cut by Kansas City on Thursday morning. At the Scouting Combine in February, Vikings coach Leslie Frazier said the team would look at bringing in a more experienced backup for starter Christian Ponder after last year's No. 2 Joe Webb struggled mightily in the playoffs while Ponder was injured.
Cassel, 30, started eight of his nine games for the Chiefs last season, throwing for 1,796 yards, six touchdowns and 12 interceptions. He completed 58.1 percent of his passes and had a 66. 7 quarterback rating. During the season, Cassel lost his starting job to Brady Quinn. Chiefs fans infamously cheered when Cassel left a midseason game with a head injury. Once he recovered from the injury, he remained Quinn's backup.
In Minnesota, Cassel will play behind Po...