Adam Schefter is reporting that Matt Cassel has been traded to the Kansas City Chiefs.
I’m assuming that the trade is a compensation will be a combination of Cassel and Vrabel. I think this means we will get the third overall pick (Jason Smith, Michael Crabtree, Aaron Curry, Eugene Monroe anybody?). However, terms of the deal have not yet been disclosed.
Personally, I’m really going to miss Matt Cassel. Deep in my heart, I really wanted him as quarterback of the future. He was really fun the progress throughout 2008, and he had been one of my favorites ever since 2005. I wish him the best of luck on the rest of his NFL career, and hope that one day, after Brady that retires, that maybe he will return. Until then.
Update: Number 3 pick not involved. Looks like it will be #34 plus a conditional next year.
Update 2: Looks like it’s just a 2nd round pick, 34th overall. Wow. That sucks. I wouldn’t have given up 34th overall for just Mike Vrabel yet alone Matt Cassel. Mike Vrabel was the leader of the Pats defense, and Matt Cassel has a very promising future. Maybe I’ taking it personal since the two of them were my favorite Patriots, but I really just feel like we could have got an extra pick or two and kept Vrabel.
On a positive note, the Patriots now hold the 23rd, 34th, 47th, and 59th picks in the draft. They also have approximately $20 million or more in cap space. Dang.