The Chiefs haven’t seemed sold on Matt Cassel during the offseason according to Adam Teicher of the Kansas City Star. At the least, they’re giving off mixed signals.
“That consistency … I think that’s the biggest thing with Matt,” Chiefs coach Romeo Crennel said. “I think he’s excited about this year, about having Brian Daboll as our offensive coordinator, because he knows Brian and he knows the system Brian brings, and I’ve talked to Matt several times in the offseason and … he’s ready to go to work.
“He can’t wait for April 16th (start of the Chiefs’ offseason program) to get here so he can start getting into the playbook. If he can develop that consistency like we had part of the time in 2010, where we weren’t turning the ball over — we were moving the ball offensively and we were scoring some points — if we can get back to that, that’s what I’m looking for from him.”
The Chiefs started the offseason by saying they intended to find competition for Cassel, then watched as their best possibility for that, Kyle Orton, left as a free-agent for Dallas, where he will back up Tony Romo.
If Ryan Tannehill is sitting there at 11, the Chiefs just might break from tradition and pick a quarterback in the first round. That’s something the franchise hasn’t done since selecting Todd Blackledge seventh overall in 1983.