Three years, $21 million for Chase Daniel, who will compete for starting job

AP

The contract given to new Eagles quarterback Chase Daniel doesn’t scream “starter,” but that doesn’t mean Daniel won’t win the job.

ESPN reports that Daniel’s contract is worth $21 million over three years, with $12 million of it fully guaranteed. That’s $7 million per year, an annual average of more than $10 million per year lower than the two-year, $35 million contract given last week to Sam Bradford.

Although Bradford’s contract could easily be traded in the short term, since the first signing-bonus installment isn’t due until March 18, a league source tells PFT that the current plan is for Bradford and Daniel to compete for the job.

Daniel has an edge; he knows coach Doug Pederson’s offense better than Bradford does. If Daniel can translate that familiarity into production, he could end up winning the job.

38 responses to “Three years, $21 million for Chase Daniel, who will compete for starting job

  1. Bradford wins that competition…..Hard to believe he stays however, he is a Kelly player after all.

  2. I like Chase. Carried a mean clipboard in New Orleans. Has anyone seen him play in a real game for more than a few minutes of mop-up? That’s a lot of money for him. Go Eagles … 🙂

  3. Not looking forward to when Eli is gone and we’re in the eagles sad shoes.

  4. Mark Sanchez is definitely gone then.
    Daniels and Bradford will make $25 million next year though I don’t know how much will count towards the cap. That’s actually not that terrible an amount to allocate towards the QB position for back up and starter. Also Bradford may get traded if Daniels beats him out.

  5. What’s better than one good QB? Two good QBs. Denver just won the super bowl because they had two good starters. Bradford is an elite franchise type QB, but he’s a bit injury prone. Daniels is a starting caliber QB. Great move by the Eagles. Howie is picking up where Chip Kelly left off. Kelly brought in Bradford, and got rid of two locker room problem children. The Eagles are in a good spot.

  6. 7 mill for a backup qb? Jeez. I feel obligated to teach my son the art of being a bench warmer

  7. That is long money for a clipboard carrier and there is nothing on his resume that indicates he will be any more than that

  8. Dean Wormer says the chance of Daniel winning the competition is “Zero…Point…Zero.”

  9. This reminds me when Holmgren left Green Bay to go to Seattle, then got Matt Hasselbeck… from behind Favre.

    I am not saying the results will be similar, but it doesn’t hurt to have a QB that can compete for the starting job that KNOWS the system Pederson is trying to run.

    There will be growing pains, but it does help speed along the transition from the Chip Kelly Era, which the Eagles clearly have the pedal to the metal, are leaving in the dust.

  10. tonebones says:
    Mar 9, 2016 5:01 PM
    What’s better than one good QB? Two good QBs. Denver just won the super bowl because they had two good starters. Bradford is an elite franchise type QB, but he’s a bit injury prone. Daniels is a starting caliber QB. Great move by the Eagles. Howie is picking up where Chip Kelly left off. Kelly brought in Bradford, and got rid of two locker room problem children. The Eagles are in a good spot.

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    seriously? chase is starting caliber? he’s never actually started and there is a reason he is onto his 3rd team. he apparently is a good locker room guy and a trustworthy back up but, starter caliber? where are you getting that from? and bradford is an elite type? when has he ever shown he is an elite type? my guess is you are a big college football fan and not so much an NFL fan.

  11. A team can only field one QB. It’s good to have either of these guys as a backup but it’s terrible cap management.

  12. I’ve always liked Chase Daniel and was hoping he would come back to the Saints. But being the competitor that he is, Daniel wants to start and believes that he can compete for the job in Philly and beat out Sam Bradford. May the best QB win the job but I’m pulling for Daniel.

  13. Pederson and the Eagles didn’t tamper with Chase Daniel over the last two weeks with all their talk about how he could be a starting quarterback in the league?

    Will be interesting to see if they are penalized with the loss of draft picks, this year or next.

    KC used as whipping boy to set the new precedent. Will the Eagles be treated the same?

    Daniel will beat out Bradford, as he knows the offense and throws as an easily catchable deep ball and is very accurate with all the throws.

    Plus, he’s got wheels and guts. Bradford, not so much.

  14. Chase Daniel is a good football player. He was a record setting high school player at the highest level, but struggled to get offers from elite schools. He went to Mizzou and took to places it had never been, but still didn’t get drafted. He entered the NFL and wasn’t expected to last but a few years and now after 10 years of backing up on some really good teams he might have a chance to start.

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