The Chiefs traded a second-round pick for Matt Cassel and signed him to a $63 million contract to be their quarterback of the future, but the move isn’t paying off.
They admitted the mistake, temporarily, by benching Cassel late in the third quarter of Sunday’s 44-13 stomping at the hands of Denver. Brodie Croyle wrapped up the game.
Cassel finished 10-of-29 for a pathetic 84 yards and two interceptions. Croyle wasn’t much better, completing 6-of-14 passes for 50 yards.
The Chiefs are now 3-9.
Denver, on a two-game win streak after dropping four straight, improved to 8-4. Aided by a dominant rushing performance, the Broncos got 214 combined yards and two touchdowns from Knowshon Moreno and Correll Buckhalter.
The Broncos visit the Colts at Lucas Oil Stadium next.