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Chase Daniel | Quarterback

Team: Kansas City Chiefs
Age / DOB:  (29) / 10/7/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 225
College: Missouri
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Chase Daniel completed 16-of-27 passes for 291 yards in Sunday's Week 17 win over the Chargers.
Daniel completed his first nine passes and had a touchdown overturned on a Dwayne Bowe fumble. He wasn't asked to do much, but managed the game effectively. Daniel is under contract for $3.75 million next season and is no lock to return as Alex Smith's backup. Sun, Dec 28, 2014 04:57:00 PM

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Chase Daniel will be the Chiefs' starting quarterback in Week 17 against the Chargers.

A former UDFA out of Missouri, Daniel is a limited-talent backup but arguably a good system fit for Andy Reid's offense. He is an accurate passer capable of completing a high percentage of throws even if he won't stretch the field. This preseason, Daniel went 15-of-21 passing (71.4 percent) for 195 yards with a touchdown and an interception, adding three rushes for 20 yards. Daniel was also more than serviceable in a Week 17 spot start against the Chargers last year. Evan Silva has more on Daniel's DFS outlook at the link below.
Fri, Dec 26, 2014 01:17:00 PM

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.
Tue, Jul 22, 2014 09:25:00 AM

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.
Sat, Feb 15, 2014 07:12:00 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.
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

Depth Charts

Skill Players
QB1Alex Smith
2Chase Daniel
3Aaron Murray
RB1Charcandrick West
2Knile Davis
3Spencer Ware
GLB1Charcandrick West
2Knile Davis
3RB1Charcandrick West
2Knile Davis
FB1Anthony Sherman
WR11Jeremy Maclin
2Chris Conley
3Jason Avant
WR21Albert Wilson
2De'Anthony Thomas
3Frankie Hammond
WR31Chris Conley
TE1Travis Kelce
2Demetrius Harris
3Brian Parker
LT1Donald Stephenson
LG1Ben Grubbs
C1Mitch Morse
2Zach Fulton
RG1Laurent Duvernay-Tardif
2Jeff Allen
RT1Eric Fisher
2Jah Reid
K1Cairo Santos