Red Zone

The Chiefs and NFL by beat writers Randy Covitz and Terez Paylor

Ex-Chief Matt Cassel wins starting job in Minnesota over Teddy Bridgewater

08/25/2014 9:54 AM

08/25/2014 9:57 AM

Former Chiefs quarterback Matt Cassel has won the Minnesota Vikings’ starting quarterback job over rookie Teddy Bridgewater, according to multiple reports.

Cassel, 32, has started each of Minnesota’s three preseason games, completing 26-of-39 passes for 367 yards, two touchdowns and one interception.

Cassel started six games last season for the Vikings, going 3-3 and completing 60.2 percent of his passes for 1,807 yards, 11 touchdowns and nine interceptions.

On Saturday against the Chiefs, he completed nine of 17 passes for 152 yards, with one touchdown and one interception.

During his stint in Kansas City, Cassel was 854 of 1489 with 59 touchdowns and 44 interceptions. The Chiefs went 19-28 in games he started.

The Vikings open the season Sept. 7 against the Rams in St. Louis.

Videos

Join the Discussion

The Kansas City Star is pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news. Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere on the site or in the newspaper. We encourage lively, open debate on the issues of the day, and ask that you refrain from profanity, hate speech, personal comments and remarks that are off point. Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.

Terms of Service