NFL Network's Mike Garafolo reports Bears QB Chase Daniel is expected to start this weekend's game against the Giants. QB Mitchell Trubisky (shoulder) returned to a limited practice on Wednesday, but the team "wants to play it safe" with him, according to Garafolo. Daniel played conservative football in Detroit on Thanksgiving, completing 27 of 37 passes for 230 yards, 2 TDs and 0 INTs. In a tougher matchup in New York, he's just a low-end QB2 for Week 13.
The Eagles have released QB Chase Daniel. Signed to a 3-year, $21 million deal last offseason, Daniel attempted exactly 1 pass in his illustrious Philly career. He figures to land a backup job elsewhere relatively soon. The Eagles, meanwhile, brought back QB Nick Foles on a 2-year, $11 million deal to back up Carson Wentz.
NFL Network's Albert Breer hears that the Eagles will give QB Chase Daniel "every chance" to beat out QB Sam Bradford for the starting job. Philly gave Daniel a 3-year deal worth $21 million with $12 million guaranteed -- somewhere in between backup money and true starter money. Daniel has made just 2 career starts, but he's spent the past 3 seasons in former Chiefs OC and current Eagles HC Doug Pederson's offense. That gives him an early leg up on Bradford. We'd still consider Bradford, who inked a 2-year, $36 million deal, the favorite to be under center come Week 1, but this will be a battle to monitor all summer. Of course, the winner is unlikely to be more than a lower-end QB2.
QB Chase Daniel has agreed to a deal with the Eagles, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. He'll be reunited with HC Doug Pederson, who was Daniel's OC in Kansas City for the past 3 seasons. Daniel spent the majority of that time backing up Alex Smith but did make 2 starts, completing 64.9% of his passes with 1 TD and 0 INT. He'll remain in a backup role in Philly but will be behind a QB in Sam Bradford who's managed to play all 16 games in just 2 of 6 years since entering the league. Daniel is a solid bet to make starts in 2016.
The Chiefs have signed QB Chase Daniel to a 3-year deal. The former Missouri Tiger has attempted just 9 regular-season passes at the NFL level. But he emerged as a hot name in league circles over the past couple months. He's a nice fit in HC Andy Reid's offense. Of course, Alex Smith is locked in as Kansas City's starting QB for now. But Daniel gives them a capable backup. And he could get on the field if Smith reverts back to pre-Harbaugh form.