Houston Texans Thursday Roundup: Is Matt Cassel a good fit for the Texans?


Dec 22, 2013; Cincinnati, OH, USA; Minnesota Vikings quarterback Matt Cassel (16) throws the ball before being tackled by Cincinnati Bengals defensive end Michael Johnson (93) during the second quarter of the game at Paul Brown Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Marc Lebryk-USA TODAY Sports

What are your thoughts this Thursday in reading about how the Houston Texans could be interested in free agent quarterback Matt Cassel according to CBS Sports NFL reporter Jason La Canfora?

He tweeted today:

I’m not so sure about this at all.

I know these two (Texans coach Bill O’Brien and Cassel) have worked together at some time when with the New England Patriots, but Cassel hasn’t done much of anything but collect a hefty paycheck (and lose games) without Patriots head coach Bill Belichick running the show.

Cassel been around the league for a few years now, but I’m not sold on Cassel anymore, and don’t think he’ll be a part of the Texans next season. If he is, well, would that mean the Texans would wait after the first round of the draft before they select a QB?

The Fansided homepage also had some thoughts on Cassel and the Texans.

The closer we get to the draft the more I believe the Texans will wait until the conclusion of the first round to select a QB, unless they really fall for Blake Bortles.

All of that is just a guess at this point and it gives me a headache.

In other Texans news:

• Here is an article from House of Houston on the Texans and the Texas A&M Pro Day.

• The Houston Chronicle’s Brian T. Smith also wrote on the Cassel situation for their Ultimate Texans Blog.

He wrote:

"“Reports saying the Texans and Cassel have mutual interest make little sense on the surface. Owner Bob McNair still considers the Texans to be in a win-now mode, while Cassel is in the latter stage of an up-and-down career.”"

I agree … if this team believes that Cassel is a starter for them next season, well fans of the team could be in for another long year … unless he reverts back to his lone year as starter of the Patriots, but that is highly doubtful.

• Here is an ESPN NFL Nation article on the Texans and Johnny Manziel.

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