ESPN's John Clayton ranked all 32 starting NFL quarterbacks broken into categories of elite, the Chad Pennington division and hit-or-miss.â†µ
I think most consider Kansas City Chiefs QB Matt Cassel an average quarterback right now with the potential to become a quarterback on the edge of the top ten (that's my thought process at least).â†µ
Clayton doesn't see it that way.â†µ
Analysis: Cassel showed in New England that he can be a playoff-caliber quarterback if he's surrounded with pass-catchers with yards-after-the-catch ability. He lacks the downfield arm to stretch a defense, but if the Chiefs get him more playmakers, Cassel could thrive.â†µ
Chance of being elite: 0 percent
Maybe he won't be come elite by most standards but Clayton has 14 quarterbacks in his elite section. I think Cassel has the potential to become the 14th best quarterback in the NFL.