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Matt Cassel

Matt Cassel
At a game in Denver in January, 2010.
Width200px
CaptionAt a game in Denver in January, 2010.
CurrentteamKansas City Chiefs
Currentnumber7
CurrentpositionQuarterback
Birth DateMay 17, 1982(age 34)
Birth PlaceNorthridge, California
Heightft6
Heightin4
Weight230
Debutyear2005
DebutteamNew England Patriots
CollegeSouthern California
Draftyear2005
Draftround7
Draftpick230
Highlights * 1× Pro Bowl selection (2010) * 2× AFC Offensive Player of the Week (2008) * Back to back 400-yard games (2008) * USA Today All-Joe team (2008) * AFC Offensive Player of the Month (November 2010)
Pastteams * New England Patriots (2005 2008) * Kansas City Chiefs (2009 present)
StatusActive
Statweek5
Statseason2011
Statlabel1Pass attempts
Statvalue11,638
Statlabel2Pass completions
Statvalue2975
Statlabel3Percentage
Statvalue359.5
Statlabel1TD INT
Statvalue174-41
Statlabel2Passing Yards
Statvalue210,931
Statlabel3QB Rating
Statvalue384.1
NflCAS541133

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Matthew Brennan "Matt" Cassel (born May 17, 1982, Northridge, California) is the starting quarterback for the Kansas City Chiefs of the National Football League. He was drafted by the New England Patriots in the seventh round of the 2005 NFL Draft. He played college football at USC.

He became the Patriots' starting quarterback in Week 2 of the 2008 season after then reigning NFL MVP Tom Brady suffered a season-ending knee injury. According to ESPN research, he is the only known quarterback in NFL history to start an NFL game at quarterback without ever starting at quarterback in college. In February 2009, the Patriots used their franchise tag on Cassel, extending him a one-year contract worth over $14 million, the largest one-year contract for an offensive player in NFL history. Later that offseason, the Patriots made a trade which sent Cassel to the Chiefs, who signed him to a 6 year, $62.7 million contract in July 2009.


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