Report: Chase Daniel expected to join Bears

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It looks like quarterback Chase Daniel will be on the move when free agency opens on Wednesday afternoon.

Peter Schrager of FOX Sports reports that Daniel is expected to sign with the Bears. Daniel spent the 2017 season with the Saints and played in one game.

Daniel also opened his NFL career with the Saints when Bears General Manager Ryan Pace was in the New Orleans front office. He moved on in 2013 for three years in Kansas City, where his position coach was current Bears head coach Matt Nagy. Those connections make it easy to understand why the Bears would be interested in having Daniel on hand to back up Mitchell Trubisky.

Daniel’s departure would leave the Saints with Drew Brees and Taysom Hill as the only quarterbacks under contract. That will likely put them in the market for an outside addition at some point this offseason.

15 responses to “Report: Chase Daniel expected to join Bears

  1. This dude is the epitome of an NFL backup. A highly paid one at that. Always hear chatter about how good he is if needed, but he has barely even thrown a pass in the NFL.

  2. Daniels is great NFL back-up…until he has to actually play! Honestly, I’ve only seen him play in the pre-season, but it wasn’t pretty!

  3. He should go back-up sam bradford in Arizona. They both have been stealing QB money for years.

  4. No one laughs on the way to the bank like Sam Bradford but chase ain’t too shabby cashing checks. It’s weird that Sam gets huge money and chances to start while Matt Schaub is more accomplished and has been better as a starter. Life ain’t fair!

  5. Why would the Bears have Daniels be their back-up QB when there are so many others who are much more qualified with way more playing experience? GM Pace never ceases to amaze me!

  6. If Trubisky keeps running the ball every third passing play, this guy is gonna set playing time in 2018.

  7. Just amazing, not sure what the Saints saw in him to bring him back last season. He’s made $35 million for sitting on the sidelines his entire career and even has a SB ring……wow just wow.

  8. Seems like Chase is chasing Matt Flynn. I believe he still has a way to go moneywise, but good work if you can get it.

  9. purpleguy says:
    March 14, 2018 at 9:27 am

    If Trubisky keeps running the ball every third passing play, this guy is gonna set playing time in 2018.


    This wasn’t very well thought out.

    Considering Trubisky has many new weapons, a new HC and a new OC this will be highly unlikely.

  10. Free agency is going about as well as I could hope for the Bears. If they can re-sign Amukamara and get some pass rushing depth they’ll be in pretty good shape to draft the best player available all draft and not try to fill any needs

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