Free Agency 2016

Eagles Agree With QB Chase Daniel, Sanchez Future Murky


The Philadelphia Eagles have reportedly agreed to a three-year deal with former Kansas City Chiefs backup quarterback Chase Daniel.

The connection between Daniel and the Eagles has been speculated on for a while as the team hired his former offensive coordinator Todd Peterson to be their new head coach.

Daniel doesn’t have a particularly strong arm, but he’s played under some great offensive coaches with Sean Payton in New Orleans and Andy Reid in Kansas City and he can run an offense.  Daniel also adds mobility to any offense and although he likely won’t have the chance to compete for the starting quarterback job in 2016, per Sam Bradford’s large contract, he is signed for one year longer and a poor showing by Bradford could allow the team to move on from him and Daniel can be the place-holder for a rookie in 2017.

This move likely means the end of the Mark Sanchez era in Philadelphia, as there isn’t a need to keep three veteran quarterbacks on a roster.

As overblown as Sanchez’s errors have become, there will likely be a market for his services.  Dallas, Kansas City, Buffalo, Chicago, Houston and Seattle all could have a level of interest.


About Charlie Bernstein

Charlie Bernstein

Charlie Bernstein is the managing football editor for Football Insiders and has covered the NFL for over a decade.  Charlie has hosted drive time radio for NBC and ESPN affiliates in different markets around the country, along with being an NFL correspondent for ESPN Radio and WFAN.  He has been featured on the NFL Network as well as Sirius/XM NFL Radio and has been published on Fox Sports, Sports Illustrated, ESPN as well as numerous other publications.