Cassel looking for Rodgers-type deal?

Matt Cassel could be in for a big payday after this season. (Getty Images)

Matt Cassel could be in for a big payday after this season. (Getty Images)

When quarterback Matt Cassel hits the free-agent market this winter, it is not hard to guess what his asking price will be.

It will be similar to the six-year, $65 million contract that Green Bay recently awarded its quarterback, Aaron Rodgers.

For starters, Cassel and Rodgers have the same agent, David Dunn. They also have started almost the exact number of games after taking over their jobs from legendary quarterbacks this season. And once they did, the two quarterbacks have posted similar numbers, as the chart below shows.

Cassel might not be as productive as Rodgers so far, but he is not far from. So if Rodgers got an average of close to $11 million per year, Cassel is expected to be anywhere in the $6-to-$10 million per year range, depending on how he finishes the season.

Just take a look at how the two quarterbacks compare so far:

Player

Team

Comp

Att

Pct

Att/G

Yds

Avg

Yds/G

TD

Int

Sck

Rate

Bottom of Form

Matt Cassel

NE

208

316

65.8%

32

2,200

7.0

220

10

7

32

87.3 Bottom of Form

Aaron Rodgers

GB

182

288

63.2%

32

2,124

7.4

236

13

5

21

93.3

 

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