When Matt Cassel manned the Patriots for most of the 2008 season after Tom Brady's injury, he put together a season that surprised most fans. It wasn't Tom Brady-esque, but it was pretty good for a guy that hadn't started a football game that mattered since high school.â†µ
Then he was traded to the Chiefs and he was pretty bad.
But fortunately for the Chiefs, things could be looking up with Charlie Weis as his new offensive coordinator:â†µ
Judging by Matt Cassel's number's last season, we should hopefully see a more efficient Cassel under Weis, according to these averages. Here are Cassel's numbers for last season:â†µ
- 55% completion rateâ†µ
- 493 pass attemptsâ†µ
- 2,924 passing yardsâ†µ
- 16 TDs, 16 INTsâ†µ
- 69.9 QB ratingâ†µ
- 42 sacksâ†µ
The good news about Cassel's '09 numbers? He can really only improve. Those numbers would have collectively represented the worst season by a QB under Weis' guidance, perhaps with the exception of the '99 season in New York.â†µ
Who really knows how effective Weis will be back in the NFL, but with Cassel having another full year under his belt, and with a leader that knows the system, his star is only becoming brighter.â†µ
It's OK, Chiefs fans. It might not be that bad after all.