Matt Cassel will stay put in New England

January 5, 2009 at 9:55 am Leave a comment

71465469EG021_Houston_TexanSorry Minnesota, San Francisco, and any other team that may have had a slight bit of interest in Matt Cassel. Cassel was expected to become an unrestricted free agent at the end of the 2008 season and he looked like fresh meat for some quarterback-desperate teams. However, sources have stated that the New England Patriots plan on applying the franchise tag to Cassel, which will pay him just over $14 million. With Tom Brady’s not-so-good rehabilitation and the stellar play of the young quarterback, the Patriots decided to play it safe.

Matt Cassel can’t be too upset with his $14 million in guaranteed cash, especially when Tom Brady is making just $15 million. So Cassel gets the big money but he may not receive the big shot. If Tom Brady comes back okay, then Cassel will likely be riding the bench like he was just one year ago. But if Brady continues to rehabilitate at the rate at which it’s reported, then Cassel may take the reigns for another year in New England.

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