The Minnesota Vikings quarterback depth has taken a bit of a beating recently.
On Wednesday, Cassel voided the final year of his contract, allowing him to become a free agent in March. The other QB on the Vikings roster, Josh Freeman, is also set to become a free agent.
This would leave Christian Ponder as the only recognized name on the depth chart, but the Vikings plan to do something about that.
New offensive coordinator Norv Turner met with the media on Thursday made one thing clear: The Vikings will be looking to add a young quarterback.
It's not yet clear if they'll use their first round pick - 8th overall - to net their new play caller, or look for a pick up in the later rounds.
"Quarterbacks come from a lot of different spots," Turner said. "A third-rounder wins the Super Bowl and there's some pretty good players who weren't drafted high.
I think everybody is in agreement: We're trying to add a young quarterback to the organization. So, you just gotta make sure it's a good one wherever you get him."
If the Vikes' were looking to spend their first pick on a QB then they will probably be reaching for Fresno State's Derek Carr. Other quarterbacks available later on in the draft would include Jimmy Garoppolo of Eastern Illinois, LSU's Zach Mettenburger and Alabama Crimson Tide's AJ McCarron.