Cassel is more than pleased with what the Chiefs have done this offseason when it comes to improving the team and bringing in talent.
On paper, this is what the Chiefs offense currently looks like and it is likely that a majority of these players will be on the team Sept. 9 when the Chiefs face the Atlanta Falcons at Arrowhead Stadium for the season opener.
- Jamaal Charles (returning from injury)
- Peyton Hillis (new addition)
- Dwayne Bowe (franchise tag)
- Steve Breaston
- Jon Baldwin
- Dexter McCluster
- Devon Wylie (new addition)
- Tony Moeaki (returning from injury)
- Kevin Boss (new addition)
Offensive Line (from left to right)
- Branden Albert
- Ryan Lilja
- Rodney Hudson
- Jon Asamoah
- Eric Winston (new addition)
Cassel has a chance to work with two players returning from injury and four who were added this offseason. Including himself, the Chiefs have seven players who were not part of this offense last year's season finale against the Broncos.
And even though he is thrilled to work with these players, he knows this is his last chance to prove himself. When it was reported that the Chiefs offered Manning a contract, it was a wake up call for Cassel that the Chiefs want better production at the quarterback spot.
This year, Cassel has a chance to be part of something special and has taken full advantage of it so far this offseason under his new offensive coordinator.