After losing out on the Peyton Manning sweepstakes in the offseason, head coach Romeo Crennel and Co. elected to stick with Cassel for at least one more season and defend him publicly.
How quickly Cassel has changed their minds.
According to Yahoo! Sports, a source close to general manager Scott Pioli had some negative things to say about Cassel, which appears to be the growing consensus throughout the organization:
Look, there's a big reason why they went after Peyton Manning as hard as they did this offseason...What you're seeing from Cassel is pretty much what was expected. He's a really nice backup, not a starter.
The organization is clearly losing confidence in its starting quarterback and he could be on the bench as early as this Sunday when the Baltimore Ravens visit Arrowhead Stadium.
Here are eight quarterbacks the Chiefs should consider to replace Cassel immediately.