The Arizona Cardinals have been down this road before. The Cards don't need anyone else's washed-out quarterback, like Derek Anderson.
The worst part? Schefter expects Arizona to be one of the teams interested in signing Cassel.
Now comes the collective groan from the Cardinals' fan base.
Fairly or unfairly, Cassel is maybe the only quarterback who could make the Cardinals' quarterbacking situation worse than it has been the past couple of seasons.
Arizona seems to be currently engaged in a game of chicken with QB Kevin Kolb. Both sides know Kolb's deal needs to be renegotiated, and there are not a lot of attractive alternatives for either side.
Before thinking that trading a second-round pick to the Patriots is crazy, Mallett is better than any quarterback coming out in this 2013 NFL draft, by far.
The 24-year-old Mallett will be a better quarterback than any QB the Cardinals could pick in the second round.
While dealing another second-round pick for another unproven quarterback isn't an ideal situation, the Cardinals need to be bold.
The options in this year's draft are underwhelming.
Just like the thought of bring Matt Cassel to town.