During the first game of the 2008 season, New England Patriots fans everywhere feared all was lost when Pro Bowl QB Tom Brady was taken off the field after suffering a knee injury against the Kansas City Chiefs. However, Matt Cassel stepped in and led the team to an 11-5 record. The following year, he was traded to those same Chiefs to become their new starter. After a very impressive 2010 season that saw Cassel toss 27 scores with just seven interceptions, injuries and a deteriorating locker room led to his release in 2013.
Cassel signed with the Vikings later that same day. He has already shown his value in Minnesota, starting a game against the Pittsburgh Steelers for the injured Christian Ponder in which he found the end zone twice in a 34-27 win. With the offensive playmakers the Vikings have, Cassel may even take over the starting role before too much longer.