The extremely active Kansas City Chiefs are hoping to trade quarterback Matt Cassel.
The news surfaced when NFL Network's Ian Rapoport sent out the following tweet to his followers:
Chiefs are trying to trade Matt Cassel, I'm told. No surprise. Interested parties? Look at Vikings, Cardinals, Bucs. Otherwise he'll be cut— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 13, 2013
Although it's almost inconceivable that Cassel could have trade value after consecutive abysmal seasons in Kansas City, the Chiefs will apparently see if they can get anything in return for the quarterback before they release him.
NFL financial expert and former agent Joel Corry responded to Rapoport's tweet with a vital tidbit about Cassel's contract:
@rapsheet Cassel won't be traded with $7.75M & $9.25M salaries in '13 & '14 unless he's willing to negotiate a significant pay cut.— Joel Corry (@corryjoel) March 13, 2013
Let's identify potential trade scenarios for the Chiefs signal-caller.