Eagles Favorites For Chase Daniel; Two Other Teams Interested

Three clubs are “heavily involved” in negotiations with free agent quarterback Chase Daniel, but the Eagles are viewed as the frontrunner, according to Dianna Marie Russini of ESPN.com (Twitter link). However, cautions Russini, a deal between Daniel and Philadelphia is not yet done.Chase Daniel

Just this afternoon, a report indicated that the Eagles could be interested in Daniel, even after agreeing to re-sign starting QB Sam Bradford to a two-year deal. Daniel, of course, has spent the past several seasons in Kansas City under former OC Doug Pederson, who is now Philadelphia’s head coach. The connection is there, but whether Daniel would want to be relegated to a backup role once again is an open question.

Daniel, entering his age-30 season, is almost all promise — he’s only attempted 77 passes in his career while backing up Drew Brees and Alex Smith. But in a league where competent quarterback play is so rare (yet so needed), it’s easy to see a club taking a chance on Daniel as its starter. He’d already been one of the backups in the NFL, earning $3.33MM annually during his time with Kansas City.

Daniel ranked as PFR’s No. 3 available quarterback, slotting in behind Brock Osweiler and Ryan Fitzpatrick.

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  1. Z-A

    Does that mean they are going to try and trade Sanchez and save 4.5M or Cut him and save 3.5M?

  2. Swoop

    Pick him up, 1 year behind Bradford, starter in ’17, or… If Bradford gets hurt, we won’t have to rely on Sanchez.

    • Z-A

      Bradford’s deal is basically a guaranteed 2 year deal the way the money shakes out.


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