4. Matt Cassel, Dallas Cowboys, 33 years old
It’s probably hard to believe Matt Cassel is just 33 years-old, because he looked so washed up in Dallas during the 2015 NFL season. Yet, that may not have been entirely his fault.
For most of the season in Dallas, the former Kansas City Chief, Minnesota Viking and New England Patriot starter didn’t have his top receiver, Dez Bryant. When Bryant did return from a broken foot, he wasn’t himself.
Add to that the fact that Cassel was traded from Minnesota to Buffalo and then after Week 3 he was traded to Dallas from Buffalo, and there could be legitimate excuses for his subpar season.
Still, teams (and fans especially) will have a hard time getting his 2015 season out of their heads. So, let’s look at what a player like Cassel could bring to Houston.
With 79 career starts, he knows how to run a huddle. Cassel has also lead a team to 10 wins or more twice in his career (2008 in New England and 2010 in Kansas City). He’s also much more mobile than people realize and can extend plays when the line breaks down.
Of course Texans fans know all too well, the Texans biggest reason to look at Cassel is simply, he has ties to New England. He and coach O’Brien were both Patriots during 2007-2008, until Cassel was sent to the Kansas City Chiefs.
He may not be the best option, but could the team see him as an upgrade over Hoyer?
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