Back in January, as part of our Free Agency Preview features, I opined that the biggest question facing the quarterback depth chart this offseason was whether or not the team would be keeping veteran Matt Cassel who has been relegated to backup status due to the emergence of Teddy Bridgewater.
The Vikings could certainly do worse than Cassel when it comes to their primary backup position, but he carries a cap number of $4.75 million in 2015 which is considerable for a backup. Still, some are surprised (like our friend Christopher Gates over at Daily Norseman) that the Vikings are non-committal about Cassel being on the roster during the upcoming season.
That surprise stems from the Vikings having plenty of cap space heading into free agency and a lack of decent options to replace him. Both the Draft and free agency leave a lot to be desired when it comes to quality quarterback talent.
The Vikings, however, could opt out of Matt Cassel’s contract without any salary cap penalties. He is owed a half million dollar roster bonus on the seventh day of the new league year, however, so they would probably part ways with him prior to that if they are going to do it.
So, that is my question for you all this week. Do you think the Vikings should move on from Matt Cassel this offseason or no?