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Chase Daniel | Quarterback

Team: Kansas City Chiefs
Age / DOB:  (27) / 10/7/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 225
College: Missouri
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The Kansas City Star suggests Chiefs backup QBs Chase Daniel and Tyler Bray are competing for one roster spot.
According to beat writer Terez Paylor, rookie Aaron Murray is "likely a lock" behind starter Alex Smith. Daniel is due a $2.35 million base salary and could be one-and-done in Kansas City after signing a three-year, $10 million contract last offseason. Bray has a rocket arm and prototypical size, but will have to take the next step in his development as a sophomore to unseat Daniel as the No. 2. Jul 22 - 9:25 AM

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The Chiefs can save $1.4 million by releasing Chase Daniel.

Daniel is due a $2.35 million base salary next year and isn't a lock to beat out Tyler Bray as Alex Smith's backup. He signed a three-year, $10 million contract last March and could be cut after just one season with the Chiefs.
Source: ESPN.com
Feb 15 - 7:12 PM

Chase Daniel completed 21-of-30 passes for 200 yards and a touchdown in the Chiefs' Week 17 loss to San Diego.

He added seven scrambles for 59 yards. Daniel got the start with Kansas City resting Alex Smith et al, and served in a dumbed-down game manager role, showing accurate short-passing ability and scrambling chops. Long a favorite of Andy Reid, Daniel signed a three-year, $10 million contract in the offseason to back up Smith. He'll resume that role in the first round of the NFL playoffs.
Sun, Dec 29, 2013 08:07:00 PM

Chase Daniel is expected to be the Chiefs' starting quarterback Sunday against the Chargers.

Kansas City is in all-out rest-starters mode, sitting Alex Smith and Jamaal Charles even though they are 100 percent healthy. Beat writers also noticed rookie third-string quarterback Tyler Bray preparing before the game as if he might share snaps with Daniel. The Chiefs are without Charles, Dwayne Bowe, and left tackle Branden Albert against San Diego.
Sun, Dec 29, 2013 03:14:00 PM

Chase Daniel's three-year, $10 million deal with the Chiefs will void if he throws for more than 2,000 yards and 12 touchdowns in any given season.

In other words, if he becomes a starter, he'll be able to get paid like a starter the following offseason. Barring injury to Alex Smith, Daniel shouldn't get the chance in 2013, but it's a creative clause on the part of his agent.
Thu, Mar 14, 2013 12:40:00 AM

Chiefs agreed to terms with QB Chase Daniel, formerly of the Saints, on a three-year, $10 million contract.

The deal includes "just under" $5 million guaranteed. That's quite a pay-day for a player who has attempted just nine career passes, and will enter 2013 as Alex Smith's strict backup. New coach Andy Reid is clearly trying to groom Daniel into a future starter, but he shouldn't threaten Smith's job status this season. Reid has never been one to get caught short at the game's most important position.
Tue, Mar 12, 2013 05:10:00 PM

The Jets are expected to pursue free agent QB Chase Daniel.

If Daniel is looking for a chance to truly compete for a starting gig, this is the place for him. Drew Brees' caddy for the last three seasons would be dueling with the likes of Mark Sanchez and David Garrard for snaps. Daniel has also been linked to the Bucs and Chiefs in a potential backup role.
Tue, Mar 12, 2013 12:52:00 PM

CBS Sports' Jason La Canfora reports the Chiefs are "very interested" in free agent Chase Daniel.

Per La Canfora, Daniel's market has been surprisingly "very hot" and he could command a long-term backup deal worth "in excess" of $3 million per season. Daniel, 26, would be a respectable clipboard holder for Alex Smith in Kansas City.
Source: CBS Sports
Tue, Mar 12, 2013 09:38:00 AM

ESPN's Adam Schefter expects free agent QB Chase Daniel to "draw interest," and believes he could challenge for a starting job in the "right spot."

Daniel's name has been coming up more and more in recent days, which could either be an indication of good work by his agent, or just how soft the quarterback market is. Daniel wasn't a hot commodity as a restricted free agent last year, but has seen his reputation grow as he's backed up Drew Brees the past three seasons. He's a long-shot to compete for a starting job.
Wed, Mar 6, 2013 05:02:00 PM

The Sideline View's Adam Caplan expects the Browns to pursue one of Chase Daniel, Brian Hoyer and Matt Moore in free agency.

The Browns are serious about putting heat on 29-year-old sophomore Brandon Weeden, and any of Daniel, Hoyer or Moore would have a legit shot at beating him out in camp. The only player with any real experience, Moore's odds would obviously be the strongest, but Daniel's reputation has steadily grown as he's backed up Drew Brees. Hoyer is a restricted free agent, but shouldn't draw an imposing tender.
Wed, Mar 6, 2013 03:53:00 PM

ESPN's Pat Yasinskas says the Saints' chances of keeping impending free agent backup QB Chase Daniel are "pretty good."

The Saints are short on cap space, though, and a QB-desperate team may take a shot on Drew Brees' four-year understudy. The Sideline View's Adam Caplan "has a feeling" at least one of Daniel or Cardinals impending free agent Brian Hoyer will be competing for a starting job. The free agent QB class is very weak at the moment.
Source: ESPN.com
Tue, Feb 5, 2013 02:13:00 PM

Chase Daniel completed 15-of-20 passes for 203 yards, one touchdown, and one interception in the Saints' preseason opener Sunday night.

The lone blemish was an end-zone pick on a leaping grab by Cardinals UDFA safety Blake Gideon, although Daniel telegraphed his throw. Daniel is a player to keep in mind in the event Drew Brees ever goes down. In his fourth NFL season now, Daniel's career preseason statistics are 87-of-145 (60.0 percent) for 1,162 yards (8.01 YPA), 11 touchdowns, and five interceptions. Daniel has also scrambled 18 times for 83 yards (4.61 YPC).
Sun, Aug 5, 2012 10:14:00 PM

Saints No. 2 QB Chase Daniel (thumb) has been practicing throughout training camp.

Daniel worked as the first-string QB throughout OTAs before sustaining a hairline fracture of his right (throwing) thumb in mid-June. As usual, Drew Brees' backup can expect plenty of action in preseason games over the next month.
Sat, Aug 4, 2012 02:17:00 AM

Chase Daniel will miss the remainder of Saints pre-training camp workouts due to a hairline fracture of his right (throwing) thumb.

Daniel won't be able to throw for 2 1/2 weeks, but coach Joe Vitt expects him to be "fine" for training camp. Daniel operated as the Saints' first-team QB all offseason with franchise player Drew Brees remaining unsigned. New Orleans will turn to Luke McCown and Sean Canfield to close out spring practices.
Wed, Jun 13, 2012 01:19:00 PM

Chase Daniel will handle all of the Saints' first-team quarterback reps as unsigned franchise player Drew Brees sits out OTAs.

It means nothing for Daniel this regular season, but is a nice opportunity for a contract-year player who's consistently played well in exhibition games. Another big preseason could earn Daniel some double takes in 2013 free agency.
Tue, May 15, 2012 11:42:00 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Alex Smith
2Chase Daniel
3Aaron Murray
4Tyler Bray
RB1Jamaal Charles
2Knile Davis
3Cyrus Gray
4De'Anthony Thomas
5Joe McKnight
GLB1Jamaal Charles
2Knile Davis
3RB1Jamaal Charles
2Knile Davis
FB1Anthony Sherman
2Jordan Campbell
WR11Dwayne Bowe
2A.J. Jenkins
3Jerrell Jackson
4Weston Dressler
5Mark Harrison
WR21Donnie Avery
2Junior Hemingway
3Kyle Williams
4Fred Williams
5Albert Wilson
WR31A.J. Jenkins
TE1Anthony Fasano
2Travis Kelce
3Demetrius Harris
4Richard Gordon
5Adam Schiltz
K1Ryan Succop
2Cairo Santos