Pro Football weekly

Minnesota Vikings


Matt Cassel

Matt Cassel - #16 - QB

Status Active
Height/Weight 6' 4"/ 230 lbs.
Birthday 05/17/1982
Birthplace Northridge, CA
College USC
Years played 9
Drafted 2005, 7th round, 16th pick by Patriots

Vikings-Cardinals matchup of the day: Tuesday

Posted Oct. 04, 2011 @ 3:10 p.m. ET
Here's a key matchup to watch in Sunday's Vikings-Cardinals game.

The First Fifteen: Week Five

Posted Oct. 04, 2011 @ 1:42 p.m. ET
Here's an early look at the Week Five action, the first shortened (and the bye isn't coming at a great time for a few teams) week of the 2011 NFL season.

Vikings stock report: Week Four

Posted Oct. 03, 2011 @ 2:25 p.m. ET
Here's the Vikings stock report — three areas of the team heading in the right direction and three going in the wrong direction — following the Vikings' loss to the Chiefs.

Vikings can forget about this season

Posted Oct. 03, 2011 @ 1:42 p.m. ET
With this season having slipped away, the Vikings must consider making changes with some of their veteran players.

Vikings players of the week: Week Four

Posted Oct. 03, 2011 @ 1:26 p.m. ET
Here are the players of the week — on offense, defense and special teams — from the Vikings' 22-17 loss to the Chiefs on Sunday.

Bowe leads Chiefs to first win of the season

Posted Oct. 02, 2011 @ 4:17 p.m. ET
  Matt Cassel hit Dwayne Bowe for a 52-yard fourth-quarter touchdown pass, Ryan Succop was perfect on five field-goal attempts and the Chiefs held on for a 22-17 win vs. the Vikings.

Vikings-Chiefs prediction

Posted Oct. 02, 2011 @ 11:42 a.m. ET
One of these winless teams, the Vikings or the Chiefs, will get into the win column this week.

VIkings fantasy report: Week Four

Posted Sept. 30, 2011 @ 4:51 p.m. ET
Is QB Donovan McNabb that bad of a QB? Is Percy Harvin the Vikings' leading WR? Here's a look at some of the Vikings' fantasy football options this week.

Vikings-Chiefs matchup of the day: Saturday

Posted Sept. 30, 2011 @ 12:36 p.m. ET
Here's a key matchup to watch in Sunday's Vikings-Chiefs game.

Vikings-Chiefs matchup of the day: Friday

Posted Sept. 30, 2011 @ 12:08 p.m. ET
Here's a key matchup to watch in Sunday's Vikings-Chiefs game.

Vikings' personnel packages could change

Posted Sept. 30, 2011 @ 11:07 a.m. ET
With all of the talk about QB Donovan McNabb struggling and needing to improve his mechanics, it also should be noted that several other systems are failing around him as well.

Five questions with Vikings correspondent Tom Pelissero

Posted Sept. 29, 2011 @ 12:37 p.m. ET
Pro Football Weekly asked five burning questions to PFW Vikings correspondent Tom Pelissero, who is the senior editor for 1500espn.com.

Vikings-Chiefs matchup of the day: Thursday

Posted Sept. 29, 2011 @ 9:44 a.m. ET
Here's a key matchup to watch in Sunday's Vikings-Chiefs game.

Vikings-Chiefs matchup of the day: Wednesday

Posted Sept. 28, 2011 @ 4:34 p.m. ET
Here's a key matchup to watch in Sunday's Vikings-Chiefs game.

Doleman to be inducted in Vikings Ring of Honor

Posted Sept. 28, 2011 @ 11:18 a.m. ET
Former Vikings DE Chris Doleman will be inducted into the team's Ring of Honor during their Oct. 23 game against the Packers.

STATS, LLC PLAYER NEWS

Posted March 15, 2013
The Minnesota Vikings have signed free agent quarterback Matt Cassel. The Vikings announced the signing Friday, one day after agreeing to terms with the former Patriot and Chief to be the backup to starter Christian Ponder. Cassel was waived by Kansas City on Thursday with two years left on his contract.||||||| Cassel led the Patriots to an 11-5 record in place of the injured Tom Brady in 2008. He was traded to Kansas City in 2009, made the Pro Bowl in 2010 and struggled the past two seasons. He threw six touchdown passes and 12 interceptions in nine games last year.
Posted March 14, 2013
A person with knowledge of the deal says the Minnesota Vikings have agreed to terms with quarterback Matt Cassel. The Vikings and Cassel came to agreement on Thursday, the same day he was formally released by the Kansas City Chiefs with two years left on his contract. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the deal, first reported by Fox Sports, has not been announced.||||||| Cassel spent the last four years in Kansas City. He completed 58 percent of his passes for 1,796 yards with six touchdowns and 12 interceptions in nine games last year.
Posted March 14, 2013
The Chiefs have cut ties with Cassel, who lost his starting job to Brady Quinn last season and then watched Kansas City trade for Alex Smith to be his replacement.||||||| Cassel was the first major acquisition by the Chiefs under previous general manager Scott Pioli, and he was quickly given a six-year, $63 million contract. But after leading the Chiefs to the playoffs in 2010, Cassel struggled to live up to the same expectations.
Posted Nov. 14, 2012
Cassel is getting another start at quarterback for the Kansas City Chiefs.||||||| Brady Quinn still has not been cleared to participate in a game following his concussion, so Cassel will be back under center when the Chiefs play the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday.
Posted Nov. 07, 2012
Cassel will start in Brady Quinn's place Monday against the Steelers. Cassel was the starter the first five games of the season before sustaining a concussion and then losing the job during the bye week.||||||| Cassel was the starter the first five games of the season before sustaining a concussion and then losing the job during the bye week. Neither Caseel or Quinn is a serious fantasy option.

ABOUT TRUST ONLINE