Chase Daniel Reportedly Signs with Philadelphia Eagles

Mike ChiariFeatured Columnist

Kansas City Chiefs' Chase Daniel throws a pass against the Arizona Cardinals during the first half of an NFL preseason football game Saturday, Aug. 15, 2015, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
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Quarterback Chase Daniel has started just two games during his six-year NFL career but has reportedly found his third home in the NFL, with the Philadelphia Eagles.

ESPN's Adam Schefter and Adam Caplan reported Wednesday morning that the "Eagles and [Daniel] agreed in principle on multiyear deal."

Mike Garafolo of Fox Sports reported on Tuesday that the Eagles were interested in Daniel despite re-signing Sam Bradford.

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport first reported the Eagles' potential interest on Feb. 18.

New Eagles head coach Doug Pederson coached Daniel as the offensive coordinator with the Kansas City Chiefs from 2013-2015.

Daniel went undrafted in 2009 after a spectacular collegiate career at Missouri, due largely to concerns about his height (6'0").

He was eventually signed by the New Orleans Saints as a free agent and served as one of Drew Brees' backups from 2009-2012. He was also part of New Orleans' Super Bowl XLIV-winning squad.

Daniel signed with Kansas City in 2013 and made his first career start that season, completing 21 of 30 passes for 200 yards and a touchdown in a 27-24 loss to the San Diego Chargers. He started against the Bolts once again in 2014, completing 16 of 27 attempts for 157 yards in a 19-7 victory.

For his career, Daniel has completed 64.9 percent of his passes for 464 yards, one touchdown and one interception.

Pederson likely feels comfortable with Daniel, since they worked together for three years, but making the leap from career backup to starter is a big one at the NFL level.

Tyrod Taylor managed to do it in 2015, however, as he made the Pro Bowl as the Buffalo Bills' starter after spending several years as a backup with the Baltimore Ravens.

Daniel's situation is quite similar, so there is a recent precedent that suggests that the gamble can pay off.


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