Two former Minnesota Vikings quarterbacks find new homes


Former Minnesota Vikings quarterbacks Matt Cassel and Joe Webb recently signed with new teams this offseason to try and further their NFL careers.

It might be hard to believe for some, but it’s been quite awhile since Joe Webb last attempted a pass for the Minnesota Vikings. Webb’s last threw a pass in a Vikings uniform during the team’s 2012 playoff matchup against the Green Bay Packers.

Since then, the former Minnesota quarterback has continued his career in the NFL as a member of both the Carolina Panthers and Buffalo Bills. On Thursday, it was revealed that Webb has signed a deal to join the Houston Texans for the 2018 season.

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Despite only having three career starts in his entire career (including the playoffs), the veteran quarterback has found a way to stick around in the league for the past eight years.

In addition to Webb signing with the Texans, another former Vikings quarterback is also heading to a new team this year.

Matt Cassel is coming back to the NFC North after recently agreeing on a contract with the Detroit Lions. The Lions will be Cassel’s fourth team since 2015 and they are also the seventh different organization the quarterback has been a part of since he entered the NFL in 2005.

Cassel spent two seasons with Minnesota from 2013 to 2014 and threw for a total of 2,232 yards, 14 touchdowns, and 13 interceptions in 12 appearances. In 2015, the Vikings traded the quarterback to the Bills in exchange for two draft picks.

Since he was traded away from Minnesota, Cassel has started in games for the Bills, Dallas Cowboys, and Tennessee Titans.