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.