Once Cassel is released, two potential landing spots are the Arizona Cardinals and Minnesota Vikings. The Cardinals are performing due diligence on Cassel with the idea of "not instead of Kevin Kolb but alongside him," NFL.com's Ian Rapoport reported Thursday on "NFL Total Access." New head coach Bruce Arians likes Kolb, who is expected to take a pay cut to remain on the roster for the 2013 season.
Cassel would not be a good bet to dethrone Kolb, as his deep-passing woes are ill-suited to Arians' vertical offense. He could, however, be an upgrade on backup John Skelton, which is important considering Kolb's checkered injury history.
With 30 turnovers in his last 30 games, it's fair to ask exactly what Cassel would be teaching Ponder.