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08:00 AM ET 03.01 | Now that Alex Smith is penciled in as Andy Reid's starter, the Chiefs can shop quarterback Matt Cassel. It's unlikely that they will find a trading partner willing to take on salaries of $7.5 million in 2013 and $9 million in 2014, however. Once Cassel is released, two potential landing spots are the Arizona Cardinals and Minnesota Vikings. The Cardinals are performing due diligence on Cassel with the idea of "not instead of Kevin Kolb but alongside him," NFL.com's Ian Rapoport reported Thursday on "NFL Total Access." New head coach Bruce Arians likes Kolb, who is expected to take a pay cut to remain on the roster for the 2013 season. Cassel would not be a good bet to dethrone Kolb.

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March 1, 2013  08:40 AM ET

Not sure what the point would be for Arizona to collect a bunch of mediocre quarterbacks, unless they are contemplating some sort of "human caterpillar" type of experiment.

March 1, 2013  08:44 AM ET

They just might be better off keeping Kolb and developing a QB through this years draft.

March 1, 2013  08:58 AM ET

Stepping back a bit on the KC QB carousel. Out of all the journeymen and soon to be journeymen who have wandered through their locker room, are any of them--including Alex Smith--any better than Kyle Orton? I think KC could have saved themselves some draft picks if they would have just cut ties with Cassel earlier and given Kyle a chance. With the running attack they have, it could have worked.

March 1, 2013  09:26 AM ET

I have no idea why the Cardinals would be interested in Cassel. Doesn't give me any confidence that Keim is any smarter than Graves was.

March 1, 2013  09:42 AM ET

That's a two headed QB monster that will scare absolutely NO ONE!

March 1, 2013  09:43 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

That's a two headed QB monster that will scare absolutely NO ONE!

Well, except for Arizonia fans that is.

March 1, 2013  09:52 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

That's a two headed QB monster that will scare absolutely NO ONE!

They are sort of like clones of one another.

March 1, 2013  10:00 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

Stepping back a bit on the KC QB carousel. Out of all the journeymen and soon to be journeymen who have wandered through their locker room, are any of them--including Alex Smith--any better than Kyle Orton? I think KC could have saved themselves some draft picks if they would have just cut ties with Cassel earlier and given Kyle a chance. With the running attack they have, it could have worked.

I agree. Orton is not nearly as bad a QB as a lot of people think he is...



<waiting for the predictably inevitable "we know... he's worse" punchline>

March 1, 2013  10:02 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

Well, except for Arizonia fans that is.

Yep......

March 1, 2013  10:27 AM ET

Sounds like the Cards are already giving up on this season if Kolb-Cassell is their plan. They'd be better of cutting Kolb and taking a shot with an unknown QB with great numbers from a mid-major.

March 1, 2013  10:39 AM ET

Cassel's next destination = The bench

March 1, 2013  11:00 AM ET

The Cards could offer some trade picks to the Pats for Ryan Mallett. At least that would give their fans a reason to buy tickets, Cassell is not going to create any lines at the stadium.

March 1, 2013  11:04 AM ET
QUOTE(#12):

The Cards could offer some trade picks to the Pats for Ryan Mallett. At least that would give their fans a reason to buy tickets, Cassell is not going to create any lines at the stadium.

I'm sure the Pats would listen.

March 1, 2013  11:38 AM ET
QUOTE(#8):

I agree. Orton is not nearly as bad a QB as a lot of people think he is...<waiting for the predictably inevitable "we know... he's worse" punchline>

I'm not a fan, but you have to give him credit for what he can do. Give him a strong running game (check), a very tough defense (check), and he can succeed. He had a lot to do with getting the Bears to a Super Bowl with a similar mix of talent. And the Bears had nobody like Dwayne Bowe (if the Chiefs manage to keep him) for Kyle to throw to.

March 1, 2013  12:42 PM ET
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He had a lot to do with getting the Bears to a Super Bowl with a similar mix of talent.

If by "a lot" you mean he was very professional while Rex Grossman was the Bears starter, then... yeah.

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March 1, 2013  01:23 PM ET

Cardnials have a Quarterback Guru in their organization, I think he will help Kolb and Cassel would be a big plus if they can land him!

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