PLAYER
Matt Cassel
QB #8
Height:
6-4
Weight:
225
Age:
36
College:
USC
Hometown:
Northridge, CA
Experience:
14

Quick Stats (2017):

TDS
1
INT
2
YDS
162
RTG
55.9
Career Stats
SeasonTeamGamesPassingRushingFumbles
GGSCompAttYdsAvgTDIntSckSckYRateAttYdsAvgTDFUMLost
TOTAL 1,571 2,666 17,449 6.5 104 81 209 1,144 78.8 266 1,012 3.8 5 55 21
2017 TEN 2 1 25 42 162 3.9 1 2 8 30 55.9 -- -- -- -- 2 2
2016 TEN 4 1 30 51 284 5.6 2 2 5 23 71 4 3 0.8 0 1 0
2015 DAL 8 7 119 204 1,276 6.3 5 7 14 86 70.6 15 78 5.2 0 4 0
2015 BUF 1 1 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2014 MIN 3 3 41 71 425 6 3 4 6 39 65.8 9 18 2 0 3 0
2013 MIN 9 6 153 254 1,807 7.1 11 9 16 85 81.6 18 57 3.2 1 3 1
2012 KC 9 8 161 277 1,796 6.5 6 12 19 101 66.7 27 145 5.4 1 9 7
2011 KC 9 9 160 269 1,713 6.4 10 9 22 120 76.6 25 99 4 0 5 2
2010 KC 15 15 262 450 3,116 6.9 27 7 26 182 93 33 125 3.8 0 3 1
2009 KC 15 15 271 493 2,924 5.9 16 16 42 243 69.9 50 189 3.8 0 14 3
2008 NE 16 15 327 516 3,693 7.2 21 11 47 219 89.4 73 270 3.7 2 7 4
2007 NE 6 0 4 7 38 5.4 0 1 0 0 32.7 4 12 3 1 1 0
2006 NE 6 0 5 8 32 4 0 0 3 15 70.8 2 4 2 0 1 1
2005 NE 2 0 13 24 183 7.6 2 1 1 1 89.4 6 12 2 0 2 0
Recent Games
WKOppResultPassingRushingFumbles
CompAttPctYdsAvgTDIntSckSckYRateAttYdsAvgTDFUMLost
1 OAK L 16-26 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2 @JAX W 37-16 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
3 SEA W 33-27 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
4 @HOU L 14-57 4 10 40 21 2.1 0 2 2 8 8.3 -- -- -- -- 1 1
5 @MIA L 10-16 21 32 65.6 141 4.4 1 0 6 22 85.5 -- -- -- -- 1 1
6 IND W 36-22 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
7 @CLE W 12-9 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
9 BAL W 23-20 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
10 CIN W 24-20 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
11 @PIT L 17-40 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
12 @IND W 20-16 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
13 HOU W 24-13 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
14 @ARI L 7-12 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
15 @SF L 23-25 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
16 LA L 23-27 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
17 JAX W 15-10 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --

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Biography

Joins the Lions as a 14-year veteran after time with the New England Patriots (2005-09), Kansas City Chiefs (2009-13), Minnesota Vikings (2013-15), Buffalo Bills (2015) and Tennessee Titans (2015-18). Entered the League as seventh-round pick (230th overall) and played in 105 career games (81 starts) prior to Detroit.

MANE FACTS

  • PRO BOWL: 2010

TRANSACTIONS

  • Signed by the Detroit Lions on April 9, 2018.
  • Released by the Titans on March 9, 2018.
  • Re-signed by the Titans as an unrestricted free agent on March 9, 2017.
  • Signed by the Tennessee Titans as an unrestricted free agent on March 10, 2016.
  • Traded by the Bills to the Dallas Cowboys on September 22, 2015.
  • Signed by the Bills on September 8, 2015.
  • Released by the Bills on September 5, 2015.
  • Traded by the Vikings to the Buffalo Bills on March 10, 2015.
  • Placed on Injured/Reserve (foot) on September 24, 2014.
  • Re-signed by the Vikings as an unrestricted free agent on March 11, 2014.
  • Signed by the Minnesota Vikings as an unrestricted free agent on March 15, 2013.
  • Released by the Chiefs on March 14, 2013.
  • Placed on Injured/Reserve (hand) on November 21, 2011.
  • Signed by the Chiefs to a contract extension on July 14, 2009.
  • Traded by the Patriots to the Kansas City Chiefs on February 28, 2009.
  • Re-signed by the Patriots on a franchise one-year tender offer on February 9, 2009.
  • Designated as a franchise player by the Patriots on February 5, 2009.
  • Drafted by the New England Patriots in the seventh round (230th overall) of the 2005 NFL Draft.

PRO

Joins the Lions as a 14-year veteran after time with the New England Patriots (2005-09), Kansas City Chiefs (2009-13), Minnesota Vikings (2013-15), Buffalo Bills (2015) and Tennessee Titans (2015-18). Entered the League as seventh-round pick (230th overall) and played in 105 career games (81 starts) prior to Detroit.

2017: Appeared in two games (one start) for the Titans.

  • Threw for 141 yards in Week 5 at Miami (10/8).

2016: Played in four games (one start), completing 30 of 51 passes for 284 yards with two touchdowns on the season.

  • Appeared in his 100th regular season game in Week 2 at Detroit (9/18).

2015: Began the season with the Bills before being traded to the Cowboys where he started seven games.

  • Recorded his first touchdown of the season in Week 7 at the New York Giants (10/25).
  • Threw for a season-high 299 yards in Week 9 against Philadelphia (11/8).

2014: Started three games for the Vikings.

  • Threw for 202 yards on 36 attempts with one touchdown in Week 2 against New England (9/14).

2013: Appeared in nine games (six starts) for the Vikings, recorded 1,807 passing yards on the season.

  • Threw for a season-high 382 yards on 35 attempts with two touchdown passes in Week 15 against Philadelphia (12/15).

2012: Played in nine games (eight starts), finishing the season with 1,796 passing yards and six touchdown passes for the Chiefs.

  • Registered a five-yard touchdown run in Week 1 against Atlanta (9/9).

2011: Started the first nine games of the season with the Chiefs before finishing the season on Injured/Reserve.

  • Posted a season-high three touchdown passes in Week 2 at Detroit (9/18).

2010: Started all 16 games with the Chiefs, setting career-highs with 27 touchdown passes, 93.0 passer rating and a career-low 1.6 interception percentage. Led his team to an AFC West title.

  • Threw for a season-high 469 yards on 53 attempts with four touchdown passes in Week 10 at Denver (11/14).

2009: Started 15 games in his debut season with the Chiefs. Registered six multi-touchdown games.

2008: Started the final 15 games for the Patriots after an injury sidelined QB Tom Brady. Posted a career-high 3,692 yards on the season.

2007: Appeared in six games for the Patriots, helping his team to an appearance in Super Bowl XLII.

  • Recorded his first-career rushing touchdown in Week 8 against Washington (10/28).

2006: Appeared in six games and took over holding duties on field goals and extra points in all three postseason games for the Patriots.

2005: Appeared in two games in his rookie season for the Patriots.

  • Made his NFL debut in Week 4 against San Diego (10/2), recording his first-career pass.
  • Threw his first two career touchdown passes in Week 17 against Miami (1/1).

COLLEGE

Played in 25 career games for the Trojans, helping his team to back-to-back national titles in 2003 and 2004. Also played on Southern California’s baseball team for the 2004 season.

PERSONAL

Attended Chatsworth (Calif.) High School.

  • Has four children with wife Lauren Cassel.
  • Selected in the 36th round of the 2004 Major League Baseball Draft by the Oakland Athletics.
  • Graduated with a degree in communications and business.

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