My thought is this, Is Cassel for real? No one has seen fit to start him before last year. Was last year for real or was it a product of the Pats system? Plus keep in mind that KC has been pretty bad though I will say that they have some young players who could be very good. McNabb on the other hand threw for just under 4000 yds last year with a rookie WR, Curtis and Brown hurt for a good deal of the season and Westbrook hurt all year. If Curtis and Westbrook are healthy, if Celek is decent, if the OL is good and especially if the Eagles sign Holt or trade for Boldin McNabb could have an explosive year. If. I would go with DMac, but couldn't blame you for taking a run at Cassel. Hope this helped.
Well assuming that this is some form of a keeper league and for the next two years I like McNabb better than Cassell. You know what you are going to get with Philly and there offense and if they can add a few pieces, keep there team healthy then D-Mac is set for another quality year. Do I think Cassell has alot of upside, yes, but he is still a unknown. Keep in mind that since high school he has only played this past season, so there isn't alot of history to go by for him. Can they potentiall have an explosive offense with the direction the team is heading and the coaching staff, yes, but can he be a bust and the next Scott Mitchell, yes. I'd take the known qb here and stick with McNabb and look to possibly draft Cassel again this coming year. Good luck.
Mcnabb hands down. Mcnabb is a solid QB. Sure he gets hurt or benched but the fact is the guy puts up pretty solid stats year after year. Cassel in the new system, aging gonzalez, and bad oline is is a disaster waiting to happen.
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I actually looked up McNabbs stats for this. While when he plays he is top 8 or so he really has missed a ton of time over the last 4 years. Last year was his first full season in a long time.
I just don't buy Cassel though. The facts for me are... he never played as astarter anywhere until last year, he had 3 years to learn the offense and he had one of the greatest teams ever to QB. I firmly believe he will have a huge learniing curve going to KC.
I think it depends a little bit on the rest of your roster. If the rest of your roster is suspect, you might consider taking the guy with the biggest upside, which I think is Cassel. I understand the previous mentioned concerns, but you gotta like what Thigpen did in KC and Cassel still has Bowe and Gonzo.
If the rest of your roster is great, then you just need a steady guy and that is McNabb.
Either way, you need to prioritize a back-up QB if McNabb gets hurt or if Cassel underperforms.
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I think Cassell is a bit of a catch-22 this year. I think he is wildly overrated as an NFL QB and has no business being a starter in the league. New England 2007 was one of the greatest teams ever, and with minor changes in 2008 (other than swapping Cassell for Brady of course) they weren't even a playoff team. As a Randy Moss owner, watching Cassell play was mind-numblingly frustrating because his accuracy is remarkably poor.
That said, he jumps from a great situation to a good one. KC has some good people to throw to, has a lousy defense that will leave them throwing often, and plays in a division with a couple other lousy defenses. If Tyler Thigpen can put up great fantasy numbers there, even Cassell should be serviceable...
Nonetheless, given the choice of the two, I would play it safe and take Mcnabb. Odd that Mcnabb is actually the "play it safe" option here, I guess that shows how big of a risk Cassell is viewed as.