After years of serving as a backup to Drew Brees in New Orleans and Alex Smith in Kansas City, former Missouri quarterback Chase Daniel is expected to join his third NFL team when the league year begins on Wednesday afternoon, with an eye towards possibly earning the starting job for the Philadelphia Eagles.
ESPN is reporting that the Eagles will sign Daniel, a move that will re-unite the veteran QB with new Head Coach Doug Pederson, who is familiar with Daniel, having served as Kansas City’s offensive coordinator before his move to Philly.
In Philadelphia, Daniel’s competition for the starting job would come from last year’s starter, Sam Bradford, who was traded from the Rams to the Eagles last offseason. The former #1 overall draft pick out of Oklahoma has struggled with consistency and injuries in the NFL, and, at the very least, Pederson may be looking for strong competition at the QB position in training camp.
Daniel’s signing will likely mean the end of the road in Philadelphia for veteran Mark Sanchez, who would be priced out in the Eagles quarterback glut.