Rather than bashing Matt Cassel, Chiefs fans may boo Nick Foles next autumn in Kansas City

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This poor bastard, Nick Foles, may get battered as a Chief next autumn.

Although USA Today’s Mike Garafolo reports “no progress has been made,” the Chiefs and Philadelphia Eagles are negotiating a trade that would send the immortal Nick Foles to Kansas City in exchange for a second-day draft pick.

The 24-year-old Foles, who the Eagles chose out of the University of Arizona with the 88th pick in April’s draft, would replace the wrongly embattled Matt Cassel as the team’s starting quarterback.

After Michael Vick was concussed in November, new Chiefs head coach Andy Reid inserted Foles and the former Wildcat completed 60.8% of his passes for six touchdowns, against five interceptions, and 1,699 yards over seven games.

Comparatively, 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, in contrast to 12 picks, for 1,796 yards.

In October, barbaric Chiefs fans enthusiastically applauded when the 6-foot-5, 230 pound Cassel suffered a minor traumatic brain injury 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 in his career, 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 the Chiefs 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.

In the name of mental sanity, Cassel needs to start anew and should happily bolt from the “Paris of the Plains.”

Hence, in the autumn of 2013, Nick Foles will likely become the newest scapegoat for Chiefs supporters to cruelly bash.

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