Had play-caller Norv Turner had his way last season in Cleveland, the team would have made a deal for Matt Cassel.
"I think that would have been, at the time, a good move for us," said Turner. "I gave my evaluation (for the Browns to sign him). I thought he would have fit. ... Sometimes it works out, and sometimes it doesn't."
Now serving as coordinator for the Vikings, Turner has found his way to Cassel, who opted to re-sign with Minnesota largely because of Norv's reputation as a quarterback whisperer.
The important takeaway here is that Turner likes Cassel, and that makes it more likely that he'll win the QB1 job if Teddy Bridgewater isn't ready to start. We still feel like Bridgewater will start Week 1, but wouldn't be shocked if it's Cassel under center against the Rams.