Cassel proves patience and Moss is a virtue
Good things come to those who wait, and waiting is exactly what Matt Cassel did. After spending the abundance of his football years in the shadows, the light now shines on $60 million from the Kansas City Chiefs, with $28 million guaranteed.
The quarterback that sat patiently behind Carson Palmer, Matt Leinart, and Tom Brady will receive $40 million over the next 3 years, which will equal or exceed the earnings of both Heisman winners and the Super Bowl MVP. Yes, patience is a virtue. But as we’re also reminded, so is Randy Moss:
“Randall Cunningham, Jeff George, Daunte Culpepper, Kerry Collins, Tom Brady and Chad Pennington are chuckling. They’ve all ridden the Randy Moss gravy train.
In 1998, Moss’ rookie year, Cunningham and the Vikings used Moss to win 15 of 16 regular-season games and set a plethora of NFL offensive records.
In 1999, George resurrected his career, replacing Cunningham midway through the season and throwing for nearly 3,000 yards and 23 TDs in 10 starts.
In 2000, Culpepper established himself as a superstar, tossing 33 TD passes and for more than 3,700 yards in just his second NFL season.
In 2005, Collins hopped on the Randy Moss bandwagon in Oakland, picking up 3,700 passing yards and 20 TDs in a misguided Raiders offense.”–Kansas City Star
The presence of Randy Moss on the field has done more to increase Cassel’s earnings in one season than an agent has for his entire NFL stay. But let’s also not forget the fluke injury to Tom Brady that allowed the opportunity.