Matt Cassel | QB | Minnesota Vikings
Posted: 9/24/2014 10:27am et
Minnesota Vikings QB Matt Cassel (foot) was placed on the Reserve/Injured list, Wednesday, Sept. 24, which ends his season.
Huddle Up: It was only a matter of time until Teddy Bridgewater took over, and Cassel's season-ending injury expedited the process.
Posted: 9/15/2014 10:48am et
Despite throwing four interceptions in a 30-7 loss to the New England Patriots Sunday, Sept. 14, Minnesota Vikings QB Matt Cassel will remain the starter. "As I've said before, I'm going to hold the quarterback position just like every position here to the same standard," Vikings coach Mike Zimmer said. "And I also said I wasn't going to have a quick hook. Matt needs to play better. It's pretty obvious he needs to play better."
Huddle Up: Cassel wasn't the only issue for the Vikings in the Week 2 loss, but if they are to be without Adrian Peterson for any length of time it would likely expedite the rebuilding process--in which case no reason for Teddy Bridgewater not to get some on the job experience.
Posted: 8/29/2014 11:27pm et
Minnesota Vikings QB Christian Ponder had a solid training camp and likely saved his job with significant work and production in the preseason finale. He might have some value if the team is not ready to put QB Teddy Bridgewater onto the field and they need someone to fill in for QB Matt Cassel.
Huddle Up: Ponder may end up sticking with the Vikings but it's unlikely the team will turn to him if they bench Cassel. Bridgewater also played well this preseason and if Minnesota makes a move at QB, it will be to the more talented Bridgewater.
Posted: 8/25/2014 10:34am et
Minnesota Vikings QB Matt Cassel was named the team's starting quarterback over QB Teddy Bridgewater.
Huddle Up: This is how the Vikings preferred things to play out, and Cassel has looked solid through the preseason. While Bridgewater is most definitely the Vikings' future at the position, Cassel is more than capable of keeping Cordarrelle Patterson, Kyle Rudolph, and even Greg Jennings fantasy relevant.
Posted: 8/14/2014 6:56pm et
Minnesota Vikings QB Matt Cassel could play the entire first half of the team's second preseason game Saturday, Aug. 16, according to head coach Mike Zimmer.
Huddle Up: Cassel looked better than rookie Teddy Bridgewater in the Vikes' preseason opener, and will be looking to add to his lead with a strong couple of quarters Saturday night vs. the Cards.
Posted: 8/11/2014 10:54am et
Minnesota Vikings QB Matt Cassel will start the second game of the preseason over QB Teddy Bridgewater.
Huddle Up: Cassel looked solid in leading the Vikings to a touchdown in their preseason opener, while Bridgewater demonstrated that he's still a rookie with some refining to do. It will take some major happenings this August for Bridgewater to leapfrog Cassel on the depth chart.
Posted: 7/31/2014 10:30am et
Minnesota Vikings QB Teddy Bridgewater saw reps with the first-team offense in practice Wednesday, July 30. According to NFL Network's Albert Breer, QB Matt Cassel appears to lead the race for the starting quarterback job, but Bridgewater has closed the gap.
Huddle Up: Bridgewater continues to draw raves from OC Norv Turner, and he's being at least worked in with the first team in just about every opportunity. The Vikings may prefer to start the season with Cassel under center, but if Bridgewater continues to perform he may make that decision a whole lot more difficult.
Posted: 7/28/2014 1:47pm et
Minnesota Vikings QBs Matt Cassel, Teddy Bridgewater and Christian Ponder have been evenly splitting reps during the early part of training camp, according to offensive coordinator Norv Turner. Turner will split the reps two ways after the team's upcoming off day.
Huddle Up: Cassel is believed to have the edge but Bridgewater is making a strong case to start. The battle will continue during the preseason but the rookie Bridgewater could be under center when the Vikings open the season in St. Louis if he performs well in August.
Posted: 5/26/2014 12:17am et
Minnesota Vikings QBs Teddy Bridgewater, Matt Cassel and Christian Ponder will all get an opportunity to work with the first-teamers this offseason, but the team would like to enter training camp with an established depth chart.
Huddle Up: Ponder would seem to be the odd-man out, and much will boil down to how fast Bridgewater picks up the team's offense. If the first-round pick proves to be a quick learner, the new coaching staff could very well be inclined to start off fresh at QB.
Posted: 5/6/2014 7:34pm et
Minnesota Vikings QB Matt Cassel is expected to start, with QB Christian Ponder serving as his backup.
Huddle Up: We'll see what the draft brings with the Vikings currently owning the 8th overall pick, but if it is Cassel, he figures to be no better than a low-end No. 2 QB after notching 1 300-yard game and 3 multiple-TD-pass contests in 6 starts last season.
Posted: 3/7/2014 11:22pm et
Updating a previous report, the Minnesota Vikings have agreed to a two-year contract with free-agent QB Matt Cassel (Vikings). Financial terms were not disclosed.
Huddle Up: Cassel was the most effective of the Vikings' trio of quarterbacks last season, which isn't necessarily saying much. He would be an effective mentor for a rookie quarterback should the Vikings take one with the eight overall pick or on Day 2, and at present projects to be the team's starter.
Posted: 2/22/2014 9:06pm et
There is growing chatter that the Houston Texans might be interested in free-agent QB Matt Cassel (Vikings).
Huddle Up: There were a couple seasons of overlap between Cassel and new Texans coach Bill O'Brien in New England, so it makes sense that O'Brien would be comfortable with Cassel as the mentor to Houston's new QB of the future. Whether that's the role Cassel wants, however, remains to be seen.
Posted: 2/10/2014 1:45pm et
Minnesota Vikings general manager Rick Spielman said the team has already made contact with the agent for free-agent QB Matt Cassel. Spielman said he expects to talk with Cassel's agent again in the future.
Huddle Up: The logical move would be for Minnesota to use Cassel--the most effective of the three quarterbacks the Vikings used in 2013--as a bridge to their next "quarterback of the future", someone likely acquired in the first two rounds of the upcoming draft. So even though Cassel has voided his contract, don't write him out of Minnesota's plans just yet.
Posted: 2/5/2014 11:00pm et
The Minnesota Vikings are interested in re-signing QB Matt Cassel after he voided his option for the 2014 season.
Huddle Up: With Cassel voiding his contract the Vikings have only Christian Ponder left at quarterback. Cassel could return to Minnesota as a short-term starter, which would allow them to draft a quarterback on Day Two and bring him along more slowly. It makes sense, but you can't blame Cassel for exercising his right to at least test the free agent waters.