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 compared heading into Sunday’s game, before Rodgers helped turn back the Bears:
Comp Att Pct Yds Yds/G TD Int Sck Rate
Matt Cassel: 208 316 65.8% 2,200 220 10 7 32 87.3
Aaron Rodgers 182 288 63.2% 2,124 236 13 5 21 93.3