Dec 29, 2013; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Minnesota Vikings quarterback Matt Cassel (16) throws the ball against the Detroit Lions in the third quarter at Mall of America Field at H.H.H. Metrodome. The Vikings won 14-13. Mandatory Credit: Bruce Kluckhohn-USA TODAY Sports

Minnesota Vikings QB Matt Cassel To Void His Contract

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Minnesota Vikings’ quarterback Matt Cassel intends to void his contract by Friday’s deadline, according to 1500 ESPN contributor Darren Wolfson.

The Vikings and Cassel have a mutual option in the contract.

Cassel leaving doesn’t mean that he can’t or won’t come back. There is always the option to re-sign him once he becomes a free agent.

When the Vikings signed Cassel to the two-year deal with a mutual option for the second year, it was seen as a move to secure a competent backup quarterback. But as the season progressed, Cassel proved to be the most consistent quarterback and became the starter.

Cassel could seek a contract that will pay him like a starting quarterback, rather than a backup. He was set to make $3.7 million for the 2014 season.

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