Despite not having played a down for them yet, the Chiefs have made quarterback Matt Cassel a very rich man. Reports say that the Chiefs have given Cassel, who was acquired from the Pats this offseason, a long-term deal. “We are excited to be able to reach a long-term agreement for Matt Cassel to be a Kansas City Chief for many years to come,” stated Chiefs Chairman Clark Hunt. “His proven leadership on and off the field will be a tremendous asset to the organization.”
No details on the length of the deal have been released as of yet. Cassel has has played in 30 games during his four-year NFL career. He has completed 349 of 555 passes (62.9%) for 3,946 yards with 23 TDs and 13 INTs, good for an 88.2 rating. In addition, he has 85 carries for 298 yards with three TDs.
He was acquired from New England back on February 28th, and right away was considered to be the teams starting QB this upcoming 2009 season. He led New England to an 11-5 mark last year after Tom Brady went down in the season opener vs the Chiefs.
“We are happy to announce that the Chiefs and Matt have entered into a multi-year commitment,” said GM Scott Pioli. “Since Matt arrived in Kansas City, he has embraced the team and the community. His work ethic, his ability and competitive presence is what we expect from our players.”