GOLDEN VALLEY, Minn. - The Minnesota Vikings have reportedly agreed to terms on a 2-year contract that will bring Matt Cassel back to the team, according to multiple media reports.
Ian Rapoport, of NFL Network, credited a source that said that Cassel would re-sign with the Vikings after a season in which he ended up being the Vikings' starter.
Cassel went 3-3 in his six starts for the Vikings last year and was on the field at the end of the game for all five of the team's victories. He threw 11 touchdowns and nine interceptions, and he threw for 1,807 yards. He had a quarterback rating of 81.6.
Cassel opted out of the final year of his deal in February. It had been rumored that there was mutual interest between the Houston Texans, who hired Bill O'Brien as their new coach. O'Brien and Cassel worked together in New England.
But on Thursday, the Vikings' new coach Mike Zimmer said publicly that he wanted Cassel back in Minnesota if he wanted to be here.
Terms of the deal have not been released.