Saturday, February 28, 2009

Matt Cassel Traded to Chiefs

Today, the Chiefs agreed to trade their 2nd round draft pick to the Patriots for QB Matt Cassel, according to the Associated Press. This was the second trade between Kansas City and New England this offseason, but I believe there is only one winner in the trades.

Kansas City is the winner between the two teams. They received OLB Mike Vrabel, who will bring leadership to a young team without experience. This was a great move and could help in the long run. They also received QB Matt Cassel. Cassel is a young arm slinger who filled in for Tom Brady and performed beyond expectations. He will be the face of the franchise, and this is one more great step GM Scott Pioli is making.

The Patriots are my losers today. They only received a 2nd round. They could have received more, like maybe two 2nd round draft picks or a 2nd and a 3rd round draft pick. The positive thing this is that Tom Brady's knee is "ok". I don't know if Brady's knee will be 100%, but you never know.
This will affect the NFL Draft for the Chiefs. Since Cassel was obtained, the Chiefs will not draft a QB this year in the first day. They could address a different position like LB or OT. A good draft pick could be OT Eugene Monroe or OLB Aaron Curry. The Patriots with the 34th overall draft pick could draft another young LB like Clay Matthews.

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