The easiest way to discover the value of a quarterback is to give him the weapons to win and then see if he actually does it.
Look at Tony Romo. He has a treasure chest of high-end receivers and tight ends, a phenomenal defensive unit to keep him on the field and a billion-dollar stadium to play in.
And despite all of these riches, he still loses like clockwork. In giving him everything, Jerry Jones ended up exposing his own quarterback's true worth.
The Jets are in a similar position with Mark Sanchez. Gang Green has surrounded Sanchez with some of the finest players in the NFL, yet all they can do is fight amongst themselves and routinely come up short of the expectations they loudly place on themselves.
There's a similar situation going on in Philadelphia. There's a growing list of high-profile quarterbacks under fire right now.
Matt Cassel isn't as high-profile as some of the others, but he's still on the list. He doesn't have the same weapons as Romo or Sanchez, but he's got some serious talent on his roster and he hasn't found a way to get the job done yet.
Cassel has a lot of people in Kansas City questioning his value.
Truth is, the Chiefs have the most underrated quarterback in the league. Getting rid of Todd Haley and replacing him with Romeo Crennel was a fantastic move that'll probably show you a whole new side of Cassel in 2012.
He's a former Patriots quarterback, and now he has a former Patriots coach to help him blossom.
With a little new blood, the Chiefs will be in great shape next season. They're really not as far away from success as you might think. When you look at this roster, it's pretty damn impressive. Now they have a coach who can bring out the best in everyone.
We all know about the amazing unrestricted free agency pool this offseason, but how about the restricted guys in the mix? There are some you should know about.
Here are three restricted free agents the Chiefs should consider going after.