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Matt Cassel, Kansas City’s 63 Million Dollar Man

Article By on 21st July, 2009

... week the Kansas City Chiefs gave quarterback Matt Cassel a six-year, $63 million extension before he had ever played a game for them.

Kansas City acquired Cassel, along with linebacker Mike Vrabel, from the New England Patriots for the Chiefs’ second-round pick in the 2009 NFL draft.  Matt Cassel has just one year under his belt as a starting quarterback in the NFL, so are the Chiefs taking a gamble giving him that contract?

Let’s look at why Kansas City made this move.  For starters, the Chiefs haven’t had a franchise quarterback since Len Dawson.  They’ve tried drafting one in Steve Fuller and Todd Blackledge. 

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