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Patriots Franchise Matt Cassel

In an obvious move, the Patriots placed the franchise tag on quarterback Matt Cassel, who performed admirably this season in a pinch for Tom Brady. Cassel will be guaranteed a one-year tender offer of $14.65 million.

Now, the Patriots have a decision to make. Do you keep the two quarterbacks (who will make a combined total of nearly $30 million) or do you trade one of them? Decisions, decisions…

The Patriots have a few options:

  • Keep Cassel while the team waits to see if Tom Brady is 100% healthy.
  • Trade Cassel while his value is at its highest.
  • Do the unthinkable….trade Brady and start Cassel.

Despite the fact that option No. 2 seems most plausible (it’s the move I think they should make and will make assuming Brady is healthy), Bill Belichick says he looks forward to working with Cassel.

“Matt has been a pleasure to coach his entire career and last season in particular, when his years of hard work and commitment resulted in a most impressive performance,” said Belichick. “We look forward to working with Matt again in 2009.”

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