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.

46 responses to “Chase Daniel gets his wish

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

  2. 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.

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

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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….

  9. 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……

  10. 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.

  11. 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.

  12. 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.

  13. 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.

  14. 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.

  15. 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.

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

  17. 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.

  18. 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

  19. 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?

  20. 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.

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