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Chase Daniel gets his wish

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Last year, Eagles quarterback Sam Bradford wanted to be traded or released. The team refused. (Until they were able to trade him for a first-round and fourth-round draft pick.)

This year, Eagles quarterback Chase Daniel wanted to be released in the aftermath of the decision to sign Nick Foles. Daniel got his wish.

The team has announced that Daniel has indeed been released.

The Eagles paid him a $3 million signing bonus, a $3 million roster bonus, and a $1 million base salary in 2016. A whopping $5 million of his 2017 salary was fully guaranteed. Per a source with knowledge of the situation, Daniel did not waive the guaranteed money. However, the guarantee contains offset language.

The 30-year-old former Saint and Chief is now available to be signed by anyone who wants him. He believes he’s capable of starting; it will be interesting to see if the teams that currently don’t have starters give him a look.

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46 Responses to “Chase Daniel gets his wish”
  1. pastabelly says: Mar 13, 2017 6:47 PM

    That offset means another team will pay the minimum. However, Houston should sign him.

  2. kneedragr says: Mar 13, 2017 6:48 PM

    Redskins need this guy. He is a capable backup and could develop starter skills in the ( probable ) case of Cousins leaving next season.

  3. FrankRizzo says: Mar 13, 2017 6:49 PM

    And I believe I can fly, career backup, nothing to see here

  4. cribbage12 says: Mar 13, 2017 6:50 PM

    Wow, Chase can sign with anyone without penalty to the signing team but Bradford’s team had to give up a 1st and 4th round pick for him. Now there’s a move 31 other GMs would make……never.

  5. dickshotdogs says: Mar 13, 2017 6:52 PM

    Well, I was a starting quarterback. In highschool. In ’79, ’80 and ’81. You’re finished too, Chase.

  6. douchebigelow says: Mar 13, 2017 6:52 PM

    Every team in the NFC East has multiple Lombardis except the lowly Sheagles. Nineteen Sixty.

  7. whenwilliteverend says: Mar 13, 2017 6:55 PM

    Worked out pretty good for Chase. He probably didn’t play a snap for the Eagles and he will end up getting $12M from them. That’s a lot of money for a career backup. Some team will certainly sign him for the league minimum to carry a clipboard and sit on the bench again.

  8. purplepride11 says: Mar 13, 2017 6:55 PM

    Vikings will probably take a look, probably not much of a contract though.

  9. codiablo says: Mar 13, 2017 6:56 PM

    Vikings, Texans, Jets, Bucs all need a good backup

  10. jjb0811 says: Mar 13, 2017 6:57 PM

    I’ll gladly hold a clipboard for that money.

  11. mrboado says: Mar 13, 2017 6:59 PM

    Nice of the Eagles to pay Chase all that cash only to bring Sam Bradford in and then on top of that, eventually trade a ton of picks for Carson Wentz.

    Being released as opposed to traded highlights the Eagles mea culpa on the whole situation.

  12. jag1959 says: Mar 13, 2017 7:05 PM

    Not even Osweiler has had a better gig than Daniel. Dude has + $19m in career earnings for 2 career starts in 7 years in which he has taken 7 whole sacks while getting paid over $243.5k per pass ateempt. Now he asks the Eagles for his release and they grant it even though it might cost them as much as $5m. Even Charlie Whitehurst is jealous of Chase Daniel.

  13. questionableopinion says: Mar 13, 2017 7:06 PM

    Chase Daniel is elite.

  14. thetooloftools says: Mar 13, 2017 7:13 PM

    Another player with a gun and a mask and an agent. You go boys !

  15. cwdonald314 says: Mar 13, 2017 7:14 PM

    Total cap hit probably around 3.5 assuming someone picks him up.

  16. whenwilliteverend says: Mar 13, 2017 7:27 PM

    So riddle me this. The Eagles sign this guy then get trade for Sam Bradford. Then they draft Carson Wentz and trade Bradford. Then they release Chase Daniel. It sure sounds to me like they didn’t like what they saw from Chase and were desperately searching for a QB. They sure paid a lot for that experiment.

  17. jeremycrowhurst says: Mar 13, 2017 7:31 PM

    When you’ve contributed as much to the organization as Daniel has, then of course they give you your release unconditionally. It’s just the right thing to – hey, wait a minute….

  18. mrkbuilders says: Mar 13, 2017 7:32 PM

    All the guys think they’re going to one day be Tom Brady. Another overlooked backup that if they could only get a chance to start one game……

  19. babygaga19 says: Mar 13, 2017 7:36 PM

    Sorry, what is this dude’s pedigree again? Sure, the NFL is starved for average QBs but has Daniels started a game?

  20. scoocha says: Mar 13, 2017 7:43 PM

    Former Big 12 QB = terrible

  21. riverhorsey says: Mar 13, 2017 7:47 PM

    Daniels could of started and done a lot better for a few teams. Pretty good deal for him, hope he gets his shot.

    But what the heck is going on with coach Pederson and the Eagles? Seems like they are throwing away a lot of cap money.

  22. fordmandalay says: Mar 13, 2017 7:48 PM

    Just off the top of my head, he could start for the Jests, Denver, 69ers, Broncos, Browns, and Jaguars. Even though he has almost no game experience, Daniels moves to the top of the list of all the other available scrubs.

  23. cribbage12 says: Mar 13, 2017 7:56 PM

    How much you wanna bet I can throw a football over them mountains?

  24. mahimike says: Mar 13, 2017 8:00 PM

    Love ya Chase. Best of luck dude.

  25. uknowimright1 says: Mar 13, 2017 8:08 PM

    Saw him play as high school Senior, was not impressed…typical shotgun QB, 5′ 11′ at best, born with silver spoon in mouth…rich get richer, period.

  26. elevandoo says: Mar 13, 2017 8:20 PM

    He’d be an excellent backup option for the bills. Daniel could challenge tyrod. Tyrod was at his best when in competition with EJ, and lost it when it was apparent EJ would never push him for the starting job.

  27. suncawy says: Mar 13, 2017 8:26 PM

    There’s an opening with the Texans, will Bill O’Brien will help end your career.

  28. silentcount says: Mar 13, 2017 8:28 PM

    Chase did pretty well the few times he got on the field with the Saints. Always thought he could be a good starter, but just never got a shot to prove it because he was always a backup to healthy QBs. Hope he gets a chance to start somewhere this year.

  29. omeimontis says: Mar 13, 2017 8:48 PM

    His best chance of starting would be in Cleveland, New York (Jets) and San Francisco. Denver and Houston may also be good teams to join.

  30. breadmeatcheese says: Mar 13, 2017 8:55 PM

    daniels must feel good to get what he wanted;

    it might be a nice gesture on his part to thank the eagles for looking out for him.

  31. phreakin says: Mar 13, 2017 9:06 PM

    Would love to see the Cardinals pick him up on a team friendly deal.

  32. xavier179 says: Mar 13, 2017 9:07 PM

    Good money for doing absolutely nothing.

  33. jake6879 says: Mar 13, 2017 9:09 PM

    For the record, the Redskins were the one’s to sign him as an undrafted rookie..

  34. SB8VikingFan says: Mar 13, 2017 9:36 PM

    Chase was only with the Eagles for one year…brought in to mentor Carson and help Sam learn yet another offense. Good luck Chase!

  35. clayjtitan66 says: Mar 13, 2017 10:06 PM

    He could start for a few teams.

  36. bassplucker says: Mar 13, 2017 10:18 PM

    To all those people reaming the Bears for the deal they made with Glennon… watch his NFL tape and then watch Daniel’s and tell me there is any reason at all that Daniel should have been banking the kind of money he has. Glennon actually has started games and played well (the record notwithstanding) while Daniel is down there around that Matt Barkley level.

    Yes the Bears did overpay (and this coming from a Bears fan), but sometimes you do get what you pay for and the dropoff between a guy like Glennon and a guy like Daniel is significant.

  37. taintedsaints2009 says: Mar 13, 2017 11:01 PM

    This guy is doing it all right if you ask me. show up for practice. stand on the sideline. make millions. probably has a really hot wife.

    i just want mayhem.

  38. newagerocker says: Mar 13, 2017 11:17 PM

    I was there for Chase’s preseason games and he was terrible. he couldn’t do anything on the field. At least Foles has some upside.

  39. richiethegreek says: Mar 14, 2017 12:15 AM

    They’re actually saving cap space by cutting him for the people who are saying otherwise.

  40. pawpaw46 says: Mar 14, 2017 12:42 AM

    He got to hold Drew Brees jock for a couple seasons…. and bring him gatorade and stuff.

  41. dbarnes79 says: Mar 14, 2017 2:53 AM

    Washington takes him and trades Cousins.

  42. albundy4tds1game says: Mar 14, 2017 6:22 AM

    Dude was highest paid back up and did nothing but hold a clipboard. He just sees Brock and Glennon getting these contracts and is having a midlife crisis. At least those guys played, this dude is 30 with 1td and 1int. I’d rather have Matt Moore , team was paying him good money to be back up and this bozo demands a release like he’s somebody. Do your damn job, hope he ends up in Cleveland

  43. ace24xx says: Mar 14, 2017 6:30 AM

    He has thrown for one touchdown pass in his entire career. One!

  44. 1bigtex says: Mar 14, 2017 7:36 AM

    fordmandalay says:
    Mar 13, 2017 7:48 PM
    Just off the top of my head, he could start for the Jests, Denver, 69ers, Broncos, Browns, and Jaguars. Even though he has almost no game experience, Daniels moves to the top of the list of all the other available scrubs.
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    So do you believe he would be a better fit with Denver or the Broncos?

  45. vusnu says: Mar 14, 2017 8:41 AM

    So riddle me this. The Eagles sign this guy then get trade for Sam Bradford. Then they draft Carson Wentz and trade Bradford. Then they release Chase Daniel. It sure sounds to me like they didn’t like what they saw from Chase and were desperately searching for a QB. They sure paid a lot for that experiment.
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    Eagles already had Bradford on the roster when they signed Daniel, who was brought in in large part because he knew Pederson’s system.

  46. radrhatr says: Mar 18, 2017 8:14 AM

    back to KC

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