Chiefs quarterback Matt Cassel at least has one supporter left in coach Romeo Crennel. Beyond that, the fourth-year starter for the Chiefs is losing confidence from players and many others in the organization.
In fact, if the team had a better alternative than Brady Quinn as the top backup, Cassel might have already found his way to the bench, Jason Cole of Yahoo Sports reports.
“Look, there’s a big reason why they went after Peyton Manning as hard as they did this offseason,” said a source with knowledge of Chiefs president Scott Pioli’s thinking. “What you’re seeing from Cassel is pretty much what was expected. He’s a really nice backup, not a starter.”
Except for Cassel’s highly efficient 2010 season, when he threw for 27 touchdowns and only seven interceptions as the Chiefs played an incredibly soft schedule, he has combined for 31 touchdowns and 32 interceptions in his other 29 games for Kansas City. So far this season, Cassel has 5 TD passes and 7 interceptions.