Now that QB Matt Cassel has signed his $14.65 million non-exclusive franchise tender — the largest guarantee on a one-year contract in the history of the NFL — some around the league believe it’s 95 percent that he remains in New England.
95%? That’s pretty dang high. Of course, the skeptics will argue that this is nothing but that genius Bill Belichick trying to manipulate the market by disseminating rumors. He has all the league insiders doing his bidding, you know. He has pictures of them in bed with male prostitutes that he says he’ll release if they don’t play his games. And when that doesn’t work, he knocks them out with date-rape drug, hauls them back to his lair and has them implanted with microchips.
With Cassel possibly off-the-market, you have to wonder where the Vikings will turn to solve their quarterback riddle. Realistically, I mean. Not in some daydream scenario where they can wrest Donovan McNabb away from the Eagles or convince Kurt Warner to come aboard.