Cassel will get paid “Tom Brady” money

February 6, 2009 at 12:30 pm Leave a comment

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The New England Patriots have finally decided to place the franchise tag on quarterback Matt Cassel.

Although Cassel had a great year in 2008, it wasn’t good enough to take the starting role from All-Pro Tom Brady.

When Brady went down last year, Cassel stepped in and stepped up immediately. He impressed a lot of people and drew a lot of interest from GM’s across the league. In fact, I was about to upload my 2009 NFL Mock Draft with the Chiefs taking someone other than Sanchez or Stafford because I thought Cassel would pack his bags and follow Scott Pioli to Kansas City. Not so much anymore…I suppose.

The Patriots will have to pay Cassel $14.65 million, the same salary as Tom Brady. Is that too much for a back-up?

New England will still have the option of trading Cassel before paying him the big bucks, but the team has to have full confidence in Tom Brady and his knee.

Instead of waiting to upload my Mock Draft because I want to wait and see where Cassel goes, I’ll post it with a possible trade in effect. Either way, Matt Cassel should get a pretty hefty paycheck from someone, whether it be Kansas City or New England.

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