After getting fired by Kansas City, Matt Cassel must be thrilled to be a Minnesota Vikings employee

Matt Cassel will quickly realize that Minneapolis is a far better city than the “Paris of the Plains.”

With head coach Andy Reid and quarterback Alex Smith ready to team as newcomers to Kansas City, the Chiefs mercifully released wrongly embattled signal caller Matt Cassel on Thursday.

The 30-year-old Cassel, a 2010 Pro Bowl selection who the New England Patriots took out of the University of Southern California in the seventh round of the 2005 NFL Draft, struggled badly and only threw six scores, against 12 picks, for 1,796 yards last autumn.

In October, barbaric Chiefs fans enthusiastically applauded when the 6-foot-5, 230 pound Cassel was concussed in the fourth quarter of a 9-6 loss to the Baltimore Ravens at Arrowhead Stadium.

Cassel, a two-time AFC Offensive Player of the Week in 2008 who has tossed 82 touchdowns, in comparison to 57 interceptions, for 13,495 yards since debuting as a professional, signed a six-year contract worth $62.7 million to become a Chief in July 2009.

In 2010, Cassel thrived on the gridiron and led Kansas City to their first division crown in seven seasons.

Considering the 2-14 Chiefs are the league’s feeblest franchise with a 53-man roster from Lucifer, it is insane that Cassel was outcast and treated so boorishly.

For mental sanity alone, Matt Cassel must be thrilled to bolt from the “Paris of the Plains” and start fresh as a Minnesota Viking.

Unfortunately, like a poor bastard, the competent Alex Smith will inevitably become the newest scapegoat for Chiefs supporters to cruelly bash.

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