The Chiefs can get out of the Matt Cassel contract after this season, but that they worked on surrounding him with help instead of drafting his successor means they still expect the risk to work out according to Sam Mellinger of the Kansas City Star. They don’t need him to be Peyton Manning, but they do need him to be close to what he was the one year starting in New England for the Pioli-Haley plan to take.
“(Cassel) is going to fall under the one-year rule,” Todd Haley says. “He’s got a year under his belt after a very difficult year. Coming from a different place to a new place, different teammates and at the quarterback position, that’s even more difficult probably than most other positions.
“When you throw in the system, all the things he had to go through, it was a difficult year, but he survived it and that’s what I’m really excited about.”
With Charlie Weiss at Offensive Coordinator and the fact that some of last season's issues have been addressed, QB Matt Cassel could fall into the "sleeper alert status."