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Matt Cassel: The Cure to Kansas City Misery?

Article By on 27th June, 2009

... Let’s rewind to his college years at the University of Southern California first. Cassel, who hadn’t started a game since high school, spent his entire college career as the second in line to Heisman Trophy winners Carson Palmer and Matt Leinart. On draft day in 2005, it didn’t appear as though Cassel’s name would be called, but he breathed a sigh of relief when his name was called in the seventh round, 230th overall. To make matters worse, his entire life seemed headed for the bench, as he had been drafted by the New England Patriots, home of All-Everything quarterback Tom Brady. For three seasons, Matt Cassel watched from his usual spot on the bench, ready to jump at the opportunity to play. Then, the unthinkable happened. Brady w...

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