Things Matt Cassel can buy with his performance bonus

This week, when performance-based pay was distributed to players throughout the NFL, veteran quarterback Matt Cassel received a check for a grand total of $58.73 — or about $30 after taxes. Cash is cash, though, and Cassel needed only to take a single snap in order to earn that money, so he should treat himself.

Some ideas…

Photo autographed by Matt Cassel (no frame): $54.00


This was marked down from $67.50, enabling Cassel to buy it with $4.73 to spare. Sadly, though, the framed version is far too expensive.

Two tickets to Monday’s Kings-Predators game at Bridgestone Arena: $56.00


These are nosebleeds, but the experience would give Cassel and his wife Lauren a chance to immerse themselves in the city’s sports scene.

The fifth season of “Scandal” on iTunes: $39.99


Giving him a chance to pocket $18.74 while getting a chance to see some of the sets designed by his mom.

About Brad Gagnon

Brad Gagnon has been passionate about both sports and mass media since he was in diapers -- a passion that won't die until he's in them again. Based in Toronto, he's worked as a national NFL blog editor at, a producer and writer at theScore Television Network and a host, reporter and play-by-play voice at Rogers TV. His work has also appeared at, Deadspin,, The Guardian, The Hockey News and elsewhere at Comeback Media, but his day gig has him covering the NFL nationally for Bleacher Report.