Matt Cassel Biography
Matt Cassel whose Full name is Matthew Brennan Cassel is an American football quarterback who is now retired. Cassel was drafted by the New England Patriots in the seventh round of the 2005 NFL draft and played college football at USC.
Matt Cassel Age
Cassel was born on May 17, 1982, in Northridge, Los Angeles, California. He is hence, 40 years old as of 2022.
Matt Cassel Height
Cassel stands at a height of 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m). His weight is 228 lb (103 kg). His tough physique is essential in the success of his football career as a quarterback.
Matt Cassel Family
Cassel is the son of Barbara Cassel, Emmy-winning set decorator, and her husband, Greg Cassel. His parents divorced when he was only 14 and his father died on December 8, 2008. Cassel has three siblings: elder brother Jack (who is married to Killian’s USC roommate and teammate, Julie Mariani). Younger brother Justin, and younger sister Amanda.
Matt Cassel Wife
In February 2007, Cassel married his longtime girlfriend Lauren Killian, a former USC volleyball player. During his wedding, Carson Palmer was his best man. The couple currently has four children Quinn Cassel, a daughter born in 2010; Matt Cassel Jr, a son; Ella Cassel, a daughter, and Clayton Cassel.
Matt Cassel Patriots
Cassel was drafted by the New England Patriots in the seventh round of the 2005 NFL draft. He began the 2005 season third on the Patriots’ depth chart behind Tom Brady and Doug Flutie. This was after beating out two more veteran quarterbacks, Chris Redman and Rohan Davey. Cassel saw his first regular-season action in the closing minutes of the Patriots’ 41–17 loss to the San Diego Chargers. It was on October 2, 2005, going 2-for-4 for 15 yards and throwing an interception. In the Patriots’ final game of the 2005 regular season, a 28–26 loss to the Miami Dolphins on January 1, 2006.
Further, Cassel played the final three quarters before throwing two touchdown passes, one to wide receiver Tim Dwight, and the second to tight end Benjamin Watson. However, he was sacked for a safety, the pass to Dwight set up a drop-kick by Doug Flutie, the first such kick since 1941. Cassel moved up to second on the Patriots’ depth chart following Flutie’s retirement in the 2006 offseason. Although the Patriots considered signing a veteran quarterback to compete with him, Cassel played well in preseason and became the primary backup to Brady.
Matt Cassel was on the 45-man active roster for all 16 games in 2006; when the Patriots brought in yet another Heisman winner, Vinny Testaverde, Testaverde acted as the emergency quarterback. After injuries to Josh Miller and Ken Walter in Week 16 of the 2006 season, Matt Cassel assumed duties as a holder for kicker Stephen Gostkowski. He also led a late touchdown drive in the Week 17 regular-season finale against the Tennessee Titans.
Matt Cassel’s Contract
The Chiefs signed Cassel to a six-year on July 14, 2009, with a $62.7 million contract that included $28 million in guaranteed money. In addition, there was another one worth $40.5 million in total compensation in the first three seasons. Cassel suffered an MCL injury on August 29, 2009, during the 1st quarter of a preseason game against the Seattle Seahawks. He was dragged to the ground and grabbed for his knee immediately upon impact. Further, he attempted to continue playing but called a timeout and limped off the field. Brodie Croyle started the final game of the preseason against the St. Louis Rams as well as the regular season-opening game against the Baltimore Ravens when Cassel was still unable to play.
Cassel, though, started every game thereafter, going 4–11. He threw for 2,924 yards with 16 touchdowns and 16 interceptions and had a quarterback rating of 69.9 in his first season with the Chiefs. Sources close to the Chiefs reported on March 13, 2013, that they intended to trade or release Cassel. He was released by the Chiefs on March 14, 2013. On the same day he was released from the Chiefs, he signed with the Minnesota Vikings.
Matt Cassel’s Net Worth
Cassel has an annual salary of $5.25 million and an estimated net worth of $30 million.
Matt Cassel’s Social Media Accounts
Cassel is active on social media and he posts personal and work-related stuff from time to time. He has over 2000 followers on Instagram, about 1500 on Facebook, and around 2300 on Twitter.