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They Weren’t Smoking: Matt Cassel’s Chiefs Extension Makes Perfect Sense

Article By on 16th July, 2009

... Chiefs fans of hearing that comment already?

Matt Cassel's recent signing of a contract extension with the Kansas City Chiefs has stirred up a buzz, and not just with the Chiefs.

The numbers of the deal are staggering for some to believe for a 15-game starter, otherwise a career clipboard carrier.

The terms of the deal are as follows: six years, $63 million, with $28 million guaranteed for the first two years and more than $40 million through the third year.

For a point of reference, I want to outline the deal that JaMarcus Russell signed with the Raiders in 2007: six years, $68 million, with over $31 million guaranteed and more than $44 million over the first four years of the contract.

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