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' 60-second rant: Would Tarvaris be that much worse?

Posted Oct. 26, 2010 @ 6:29 p.m. ET
You have to ask, more than a third of the way through a trying Vikings season, and no more trying to anyone than Brett Favre, is the alternative — Tarvaris Jackson — that much worse?

Patriots-Vikings matchup of the day: Tuesday

Posted Oct. 26, 2010 @ 2:25 p.m. ET
Here's a matchup to watch in the Week Eight game between the Patriots and Vikings:

SNF draws highest-ever ratings for Vikings-Packers

Posted Oct. 26, 2010 @ 11:39 a.m. ET
Brett Favre's second and perhaps final visit to Lambeau Field as a visiting player drew the highest-ever ratings for NBC's "Sunday Night Football."

Vikings MVP Meter: Week Seven

Posted Oct. 25, 2010 @ 9:49 p.m. ET
Let's look at how the Vikings' team MVP candidates shape up following their 28-24 loss to the Packers in Week Seven.

Did Brett Favre earn his money?

Posted Oct. 25, 2010 @ 6:06 p.m. ET
Brett Favre was one pass away from beating the Packers, but even if he had, his play must improve.

Favre injury wouldn’t completely damage value of Vikings receiving corps

Posted Oct. 25, 2010 @ 4:28 p.m. ET
If Tarvaris Jackson is forced to start for the injured Brett Favre, fantasy owners shouldn't abandon hope for all Minnesota pass catchers.

Childress: Favre has ankle injury; in walking boot

Posted Oct. 25, 2010 @ 4:07 p.m. ET
Vikings head coach Brad Childress told reporters that QB Brett Favre has an avulsion fracture and stress fracture in his left ankle and is in a walking boot. His status for the team's Week Eight game vs. the Patriots ...

Feel the tension: Childress, Favre not together

Posted Oct. 25, 2010 @ 1:22 p.m. ET
All you needed to do was watch Vikings head coach Brad Childress' postgame press conference to know that he was upset with QB Brett Favre's play.

Vikings' players of the week: Week Seven

Posted Oct. 25, 2010 @ 1:27 a.m. ET
Here are the Vikings' players of the week on offense, defense and special teams from their 28-24 loss in Week Seven to the Packers in Green Bay.

Favre needs to hit more singles, doubles

Posted Oct. 25, 2010 @ 1:21 a.m. ET
You can understand Brett Favre wanting to hit a home run in his final at-bat at Lambeau Field, but he has to consider dialing it down a notch for the Vikings to win more.

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