The Chiefs mercifully put an end to the Matt Cassel era on Thursday, releasing the quarterback into the wild of free agency. And just a few hours after he became a free agent, the Vikings pounced on him, CBS Sports NFL Insider Jason La Canfora reports.
It's a move that simultaneously makes sense for Minnesota and brings into question their faith in incumbent starter Christian Ponder.
The Vikings jumped at the chance to add Matt Cassel so it's possible that he'll have a chance to compete with Christian Ponder for the starting job. Cassel was pretty solid from 2008 to 2010 in one season with the Patriots and two with the Chiefs. He threw 64 TDs and 34 INTs in that span. In the past two seasons, he threw 16 TDs and 21 INTs. Given the current state of the Minnesota receiving corps, neither QB is shaping up to be even a fantasy QB2 in 2013.