Kansas City starting quarterback Matt Cassel had a disappointing preseason in 2009, frequently being overshadowed in practices by Brodie Croyle before suffering a knee injury in a preseason contest against Seattle. The starting job unequivocally belongs to Cassel, but his throws have to become crisper and more fundamentally sound. He too often made off-balance passes last season and missed open targets.
He’s as much a reason as any as to why head coach Todd Haley hired coordinator Charlie Weis, who will work closely with Cassel to fine-tune his throwing motion and decision-making.
Cassel had his adjustment year in 2009. Now, there are no more excuses. He should know his offense, his teammates and himself enough to show that he’s worth the money and faith the Chiefs have invested in him.
With the emergence of Jamaal Charles and the acquisition of Thomas Jones, Kansas City's attack won't be centered around the passing game. Right now Cassel is at 25 in 4for4's rankings, meaning he'll likely go undrafted in a lot of leagues. But the Chiefs do have an easy schedule that features the likes of the Browns, Bills, Jaguars, and the entire NFC West, so it's possible Cassel could help fantasy teams on occasion.