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.