New England Patriots

QB Matt Cassel Says the New England Patriots are Tom Brady's Team

NFLGridironGabSenior Analyst IJanuary 23, 2009

Matt Cassel, Pats QB that could be a free man should he not get franchised or signed to a new deal, has spoken out about his teammate—fellow QB Tom Brady. Cassel stated today on ESPN News via the Boston Globe that make no mistake about it—“This is Tom’s team."

“He’s built that franchise up with his own two hands,” Cassel said. “He’s the guy, and he was the MVP the year before,” Cassel added. “I realize that. He’s been such a mentor for me that I would say ‘No, there is no quarterback competition.’ But I’ve learned so many things from Tom, and hopefully it’ll help me in my career.”

Cassel should have learned one thing very important, and that is how to make a boat load of cash. He’ll do so if he signs with another club in 2009 should he reach free agency, or if the Pats do franchise him even if he’s the backup.

Brady came out on 590 The Fan in Toronto on Wednesday and spoke about his rehab, and said it’s going well, but still there has to be that doubt in the mind of the team that Brady will be 100 percent.

The Pats QB this past season says he will do whatever is called upon him to be a successful QB in the NFL, even if it means being the backup.

“If the situation is what it is, then I would accept it and I would continue to do what I have done my entire career which is work hard, put my best foot forward and continue to work on the things that I need to and put out my best effort,” Cassel said.

Watch this situation closely, as Cassel has played himself into a starting role—somewhere—in the 2009 season.

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