Saints to sign Chase Daniel

AP

Chase Daniel is returning to his roots as a backup to Drew Brees in New Orleans.

Daniel, a free agent quarterback who spent his first four seasons as a backup with the Saints, will sign a one-year contract with the team, according to Adam Caplan of ESPN.

Daniel originally entered the NFL as an undrafted free agent in Washington in 2009, but he was cut at the end of the preseason and signed with the Saints, where he stayed through the 2012 season. He then spent three years backing up Alex Smith in Kansas City before signing last year in Philadelphia, where he backed up Carson Wentz.

There were reports that Daniel was disappointed he didn’t get a chance to start in Philadelphia last year, but he has now decided to sign with a team that will give him no chance to start. The other backups in New Orleans are Luke McCown and Garrett Grayson; McCown’s job would appear to be in jeopardy with Daniel now as the veteran backup.

13 responses to “Saints to sign Chase Daniel

  1. @ jjackwagon says:
    Mar 29, 2017 4:50 PM

    Backup QB…still the best job in the world.
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    Especially backing up a player that never gets hurt and never comes out of a game, no matter what the score is.

  2. jonwill57 says:
    Mar 29, 2017 4:55 PM
    @ jjackwagon says:
    Mar 29, 2017 4:50 PM

    Backup QB…still the best job in the world.
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    Especially backing up a player that never gets hurt and never comes out of a game, no matter what the score is.
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    Saints finished 7-9, the last 3-years, every starter should finish every game, no matter what the score. with that kinda record over 3-years, they need the practice

  3. Chase Daniels is a class guy. However watching him in Philadelphia for 1 year it was clearly evident that that he could not see over the offensive line.
    Drew Brees he is not!!! Seriously, I do not see him as an NFL QB.
    I hope I am wrong but he failed in pre season against 2nd & 3rd string guys that are now selling insurance.

  4. Yeah even watching his KC Film it is evident that he cannot see at all. When he hangs in the pocket he has No chance. This kid is 5’11”. Remember going to Elite 11 Vegas Regional in July 2004 and competing against him, Sean Canfield, Willie Tuitama etc. He must be doing something right to continue to be employed and make big money for being a short, limited arm strength anticpation thrower.

  5. Brees gets hurt. Not often but he does. That’s the reason he ended up in New Orleans in the first place after tearing his Labrum in his throwing shoulder diving after one of his fumbles.

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