The “It” Factor
Jay Glazer decided that Matt Cassel was the second coming of Joe Montana in 2009. This came after the quarterback filled in for Tom Brady. He wrote: “OK, I’m sold. Matt Cassel has “it.” Can’t teach “it.” Teammates rave about how he throws at the break. Coaches rave about how he’ll get after guys.”
We’re not sure what “it” was because Cassel didn’t do anything when he joined Kansas City. He managed 16 touchdowns and 16 interceptions during his first season. This was a terrible take and one that embarrassed Glazer. Cassel became a perennial backup in the NFL after that (via New Arena).