Buccaneers vs. Chiefs: QB Matt Cassel Has Potential to Lead the NFL Is Passing
Kansas City QB, Matt Cassel has Proven to be a Solid NFL Starter
After Tom Brady went down in the beginning of the 2008 NFL season, backup QB Matt Cassel took center stage for the first time since high school.
He performed wonderfully, leading the Patriots to an 11-5 record.
And despite missing out on the post-season, Cassel earned himself a starting role in the NFL.
Ironically, the team that ended Brady's season was the Kansas City Chiefs with whom Matt signed in the 2009 off-season.
Two years later, Cassel has thrown 53 TDs to only 23 picks as a Chief, and there's more to come in 2011.
For one, Kansas City still only finished ranked No. 30 in passing offense, averaging just over 185 yards per game last season.
As for Cassel, he still managed over 3,100 yards with 27 TDs to only seven picks.
This season has much more hype, and with pro football's most effective rushing attack (averaged 164.2 per contest, and thus a No. 1 ranking a year ago), the passing game should roll right along with it.
Additions this year have been solid at the WR position, as he now has slot receiver Steve Breaston in from the Arizona Cardinals, and rookie Jonathan Baldwin from Pitt in addition to Dwayne Bowe.
Also for depth is veteran Kevin Curtis.
Spruce up the RBs, and behind him you see Jamaal Charles, Thomas Jones, and utility player Dexter McCluster.
It's no secret that Matt Cassel has all the tools, and weapons around him to make 2011 an improvement from 2010.
The potential is there to lead the NFL in passing yards, TDs, and completion percentage.
However, a lot just depends on how badly he wants to lead this team to the promise land.
And we'll catch a glimpse of that, when the Chiefs play host to Tampa Bay on Friday night.
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