Former Mizzou QB Chase Daniel released by Eagles

Chase Daniel
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After one year in Philadelphia, former Missouri QB Chase Daniel is on the move again.

The Eagles announced that they had released Daniel, which the quarterback had requested following the news of the team signing Nick Foles to be the backup to Carson Wentz.

The team’s executive vice president of football operations issued a statement praising Daniel’s veteran presence last season.

Daniel has been in the NFL since 2009, when he signed with Washington as an undrafted free agent. Since then, he has bounced around to New Orleans, Kansas City and Philadelphia. Roughly a year ago, Daniel signed a three-year, $21 million deal with the Eagles. Daniel is 51-of-78 for 480 yards, a touchdown and an interception in his pro career.

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  • I think there is a good chance he becomes a Cowboy, once Romo is gone. Shouldn’t be long.

  • Good Job Chase Daniel, it’s way past time for you to be number one on the depth chart. If Kansas City had started you they would not have been beat in the first round of the playoffs. Your stats are great and will actually improve once you get in a starting groove.

    • He will be signed as a backup. No one is looking at him as a starter.

      • He “asked” to be released from this contract which would have paid him another 14 million dollars for 24 months of Eaglemania. You can be sure he didn’t ask to be released from that sweet deal to make a parallel move on another roster. The letter the Eagles wrote is a what an employer writes when they think he’s ready to be promoted somewhere. If you compare his play with the Chiefs to Alex Smith’s, it hard to imagine him not starting somewhere. Gabbert has started some in the NFL and everybody around the Big 12 knows the huge difference between Daniels and Gabbert who followed him. Timing, decision making, vision, and accuracy are just a few of the qualities that make Daniels unique. It will come down to someone needing him that has the roster Daniels can accept.

        • He asked to be released because he was 3rd string and didn’t want to wait until the end of preseason to be cut.

      • I think you just agreed with me accidentally, here’s another thing we can agree on. If he winds up third string somewhere else he was fired. If he makes a run at a starting job you didn’t recognize his talent.

  • He was a fantastic backup to Drew in NO. Always liked him. But… nah, lol, I don’t think he makes KC win the 1st round game. Alex Smith is pretty good lol…..

    • Alex “I throw the ball away when I get nervious in big games” Smith. Versus Chase “who plays better under pressure ” Daniels. Alex Smith is good enough to just barely make the NFL play.offs. That was a step up for KC, now the need a cooler head, quicker, better vision, and smarter… Daniels is that and more. He needs at least an average line and slightly above average receivers and it will be show time, mark these words.