News broke earlier today about the San Francisco 49ers trading their former No.1 overall pick, quarterback Alex Smith to the Kansas City Chiefs. With that, ESPN's Adam Shefter reported the Chiefs are now expected to cut Matt Cassel, and the Arizona Cardinals could be interested. Cassel was originally traded to the Chiefs following his impressive 2008 season in which he replaced the injured Patriots quarterback, Tom Brady.

As for Arizona's quarterback situation... there is none. When Kurt Warner retired in 2010, the Cardinals quarterback position became a carousel; rotating in different players but failing to find a groove, most recently with Kevin Kolb, John Skelton, and rookie Ryan Lindley. The team has failed to make the playoffs since Warner's retirement.

Matt Cassel signing in Arizona would be a solid plan for both sides. The Cardinals would get a veteran that would (hopefully) take advantage of a receiving core that is highlighted by one of the league's best, Larry Fitzgerald. Cassel may have struggled over the past few seasons, but he showed some quality play in 2008 and in 2010 when he was elected to the Pro Bowl.

Although not a guarantee, this move seems plausible. It would make sense for both Cassel and the Cardinals, with the only issue being that the team would have 5 quarterbacks on their roster; Cassel, Kolb, Lindley, Skelton, and former Patriots backup Brian Hoyer. If Cassel is signed, somebody's going to get released or traded. That is, if there is any trade value for these guys.

Anthony Aidonidis

Anthony Aidonidis 2/27/2013 07:07:00 PM Edit

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