Matt Cassel and the Kansas City Chiefs: How Do You Like Him Now?

Shannon HollenbeckContributor IDecember 3, 2010

SEATTLE, WA - NOVEMBER 28:  Quarterback Matt Cassel #7 of the Kansas City Chiefs looks downfield against the Seattle Seahawks at Qwest Field on November 28, 2010 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)
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Matt Cassel has gotten a lot of slack since first donning the Red and Gold. He certainly had a rough start coming through 2009 with as many interceptions as touchdowns. He started off rough in 2010 slowly gaining momentum as the season went on. 

At the beginning of the season fans screamed Cassel was terrible and many begged for Croyle. Some were even misguided enough to wish Deberg was still playing (no as crazy as it sounds I'm not making that up). As the season progressed the opinion shifted to he's an ok quarterback but he's not elite and he's not our franchise quarterback. There were still fans calling for Croyle of course.

Then came the game at Invesco Field... I think something about that game sparked a change in Cassel. He seems to be on fire ever since. Now he sits tied for 2nd in touchdowns with 22, has only 4 interceptions, and enjoys the 5th highest quarterback rating in the league at 99.7. Only one quarterback in the league has thrown for as many or more yards (more) with as few interceptions. For anyone that may not know that's the illustrious Tom Brady.

Wake up Kansas City we have a franchise quarterback on our hands he just needed the right handling. He can pass, he can and will run, he can fake, he can scramble. What more do you want on a running team? Do you want him to air it out and more than double his interceptions? Phillip Rivers has 9 this year and Peyton Manning has 11. Peyton Manning has thrown the same amount of touchdown passes this season as... you guessed it Matt Cassel. Phillip Rivers has thrown one more. Yards are NOT points and ground yards are safer than air yards.

Any Kansas City fan who has not joined the Matt Cassel fan club yet really should . It feels great to be here behind a great player and a great guy that you can feel good about your kids looking up to.