Matt Cassel

Matt Cassel

Quarterback #16
Team: Detroit Lions
Ht / Wt:6'4" / 230 lb.
Born:May 17, 1982
Drafted:2005 / Rd. 7 (230)
Draft Team:NE

Matt Cassel: Little action in 2018

Cassel completed seven of 17 passes for 59 yards and one interception across two game appearances in 2018.

Analysis: Starting quarterback Matthew Stafford played through a list of injuries all season long and Cassel consequently made just two appearances on the year, once when the Lions blew out the Jets in Week 1 and another in Week 15 on the opposite side of a blowout against the Vikings. The 36-year-old Cassel will now enter the offseason as an unrestricted free agent, though it's possible the Lions could bring the USC product back for another go-around in 2019.

December 30, 2018 6:01 PM EST

Matt Cassel: Enters game in relief of Stafford

Cassel completed five of 11 passes for 45 yards during Sunday's 27-9 loss to Minnesota.

Analysis: Cassel replaced starting quarterback Matthew Stafford once the game got out of hand in the fourth quarter. Considering how the Lions have little the Lions to play for entering Week 17 coupled with Stafford's noted health issues with his back, we could possibly see another Cassel appearance during Detroit's season finale in Green Bay.

December 23, 2018 5:48 PM EST

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