who signed him to a 6-year, .7 million contract in July 2009.

According to ESPN research, he is the only known quarterback in NFL history to start an NFL game at quarterback without ever starting as quarterback in college.

In February 2009, the Patriots used their franchise tag on Cassel, extending him a one-year contract worth over $14 million, the largest one-year contract for an offensive player in NFL history.

What is up with bad quarterbacks dating beautiful women? The next QB in line is Christian Ponder, who is now reportedly dating ESPN reporter Samantha Steele. Well Lochte made an appearance on "College Gameday" yesterday (that show with Sam Steele) and proceeded to make himself look dumber than ever.

Matt Leinart has done more to damage the credibility of female sports fans than any other person on Earth. To be fair, Ponder is actually playing surprisingly well this season (68.6 completion percentage, eight touchdowns, four interceptions, 92.4 QB rating), but not that well. I'd never heard of Steele until she got the "College Gameday" gig this season, but she's quickly approaching Erin Andrews territory. Lochte was the celebrity picker and was asked who he thought would win the LSU vs.

Their home was eventually condemned as a result, forcing the Cassel family to move.

He attended Chatsworth High School and was a letterman, an all-city selection, and a standout in both football and baseball.Matthew Brennan Cassel (born May 17, 1982) is an American football quarterback for the Tennessee Titans of the National Football League (NFL).He was drafted by the New England Patriots in the seventh round of the 2005 NFL draft, and has also played for the Kansas City Chiefs, Minnesota Vikings, Buffalo Bills, and Dallas Cowboys. Cassel became the Patriots' starting quarterback after Week 1 of the 2008 season after then reigning NFL MVP Tom Brady suffered a season-ending knee injury.Making his first start of the season, the Titans tried to hide Cassel as much as possible.Going on 35, Cassel hasn't had it in quite some time. Headed to free agency, Cassel is unlikely to be back. Speaking Monday, coach Mike Mularkey didn't rule out giving practice-squad QB Alex Tanney a look during the game.Here’s a look at the starting debuts of those quarterbacks.