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Cap Room As of July 1, 2012: $16,548,048
Possible Draft Pick: Top Five
Matt Cassel made the Chiefs' desperate need for a change at quarterback even more apparent in last night's over time loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Cassel only completed six passes before putting together a game tying drive, only to end the game throwing a horrific interception to Steelers linebacker Lawrence Timmons.
Now there's no guarantee that Vick would have faired much better, but it would be pretty tough to do much worse.
There's little doubt that Matt Cassel will not be the starting quarterback in Kansas City next year, but whether the Chiefs will pursue Michael Vick following his inevitable release from the Philadelphia Eagles remains to be seen.
They started the 2012 season with the fourth most cap room of any NFL team, but with stars like Branden Albert and Dwayne Bowe set to hit free agency, that could change.
Dwayne Bowe likely won't be back with the team unless it's under the franchise tag, and in that scenario a long and dramatic holdout will be imminent. If they do use the tag on Bowe it won't be until they can lock up left tackle Branden Albert to a long-term deal, which could be difficult as he has emerged as one of the league's top offensive tackles.
So assuming Bowe isn't back in 2013, would Vick even want to sign with the Chiefs?
I don't see why not. They have a solid offensive line, a solid defense, and some young receivers that could break out with better play at the quarterback position.
Coming up on 33 years old and coming off of what has been a tough season in Philadelphia, Vick won't exactly have his pick of where his wants to go, but he'll certainly have options and Kansas City could very well be one of them.
The main factor in all of this will likely be what Kansas City wants to do with one of the top draft picks in 2013. There's a good chance they'll be picking first, and if there's a quarterback they have their eye on they could opt out of the Michael Vick sweepstakes.
Grade: 5% Chance