The Eagles had one quarterback at work today who was excited to be there, and he wants everyone to know it.
Chase Daniel just tweeted out word that he was excited about Monday’s workout in Philadelphia, not long after Sam Bradford said he wasn’t showing up for work and wanted to be traded.
“offense looked sharp as ever! Still a long way to go, but a great start!” Daniel wrote.
Daniel signed a three-year, $21 million contract, and was told he’d have a chance to compete for the starting job. Of course, that was after Sam Bradford signed a much bigger contract, and the Eagles eventually declared him the starter.
The Eagles signed Daniel in part because of his familiarity with coach Doug Pederson’s offense, and he may end up becoming the next Pederson.
Pederson was the place-holder/sacrificial lamb who started for the Eagles while they groomed first-rounder Donovan McNabb. With the No. 2 overall pick acquired and expected to be turned into Carson Wentz, Daniel has to know that any starting opportunity may not necessarily last long.
But he also knows that he can earn another $15 million in incentives if he wins the job and owns it and the team succeeds.
So while he’s not just campaigning for the hearts and minds of co-workers who are there lifting weights with him now, he’s also protecting his own economic best interests.