Chiefs’ Andy Reid Says ‘Too Early’ To Made Decision On Matt Cassel

Chiefs’ Andy Reid Says ‘Too Early’ To Made Decision On Matt Cassel

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USATSI_8389736_154224518_lowresAt the end of the 2012 NFL regular season, the Kansas City Chiefs had won two games tying the Jacksonville Jaguars for the worst record in the league.

Obviously, after winning only two games, the Chiefs needed to make drastic changes and that they did firing head coach Romeo Crennel.

Shortly after parting ways with Crennel, Kansas City hired Andy Reid almost immediately after the Philadelphia Eagles fired the longtime head coach. The hiring of Reid a crucial step in the right direction for the Chiefs and now the attention turns to the quarterback position.

Matt Cassel and Brady Quinn are clearly not the long-term answer for this team at the quarterback and one or both may not be returning to the team next season. Reid let it be known that the team has yet to make a decision on Cassel’s future in Kansas City via Adam Tiecher of The Kansas City Star:

“I’m going to just let that play out,’’ Reid said when asked whether Cassel would play for the Chiefs in 2013. “We’re too early in the process to know that. We’ll continue to evaluate it. We’re evaluating him just like we do a free agent. That’s what you do, and the thing about that is it takes time. I think he realizes that. That’s how it works when there’s a change.’’

Heading into the off-season, the Chiefs’ front office will be exploring options in free agency and via trade to upgrade the quarterback position.
There’s been talk of the Chiefs potentially targeting Alex Smith of the San Francisco 49ers. The 49ers will part ways with Smith in some form or another with the veteran quarterback asking for his release after taking a backseat to second-year quarterback in San Francisco.