The Buffalo Bills' decision to name Tyrod Taylor as their starting quarterback for the 2015 NFL season inevitably led to questions from those looking from the outside in about the immediate futures of fellow QBs, Matt Cassel and EJ Manuel.
And, according to reports today, those questions have also been raised within the franchise itself when it comes to Matt Cassel.
Exit door looming?
Buffalo Bills beat writer, Sal Capaccio, is reporting today that the team's hierarchy are actively discussing the possibility of cutting the former Minnesota Vikings quarterback.
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When the Bills traded for Matt Cassel back in March many assumed that the 10-year NFL veteran would be the team's go-to guy for the start of the new season. Ryan's announcement regarding Taylor put pay to that idea, and now it looks like the QB is fighting to stay on as part of the roster at all.
Up until Rex Ryan announced on Monday that Tyrod Taylor had won the offseason quarterback battle, the trio of Taylor, Cassell and Manuel had appeared equal at the top of the Buffalo depth chart.
And, even following the head coach's announcement, Cassel is still listed as back up to Taylor on numerous depth charts. To see him completely jettisoned from the team before the season gets under way would, then, be something of a surprise.
However, with the Bills still holding out hope for EJ Manuel, a QB with time on his side compared to Cassell and a player who has impressed late on in preseason, such a decision cannot be ruled out - especially with the 53 man roster deadline fast approaching and his release likely saving Buffalo $4.7 million against the cap.
Bills fans: Would cutting Cassel make sense, and will Taylor/Manuel be good enough in 2015? Have your say in the comments below...