Chase Daniel
Chase Daniel
33-Year-Old QuarterbackQB
Detroit Lions
2020 Fantasy Outlook
Detroit wants to go back to having an experienced veteran at backup quarterback after last year's combination of Jeff Driskel and David Blough lost eight consecutive starts once Matthew Stafford went on IR. While it needed a three-year, $13 million contract to lure Daniel from Chicago, the damage would be worthwhile if he could win games. Although the Lions probably still hope he never sees the field, Daniel owns a steady 68 percent career completion rate over five starts and 65 total game appearances. Should he need to be forced into action, his experience and accuracy should prove to be an upgrade over what the team had last year. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a three-year, $13.05 million contract with the Lions in March of 2020.
Moves across NFC North
QBChicago Bears
March 17, 2020
Daniel is signing a three-year, $13.05 million contract with the Lions, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
ANALYSIS
Daniel spent the past two seasons in Chicago, where he started three games and completed 70.0 percent of his passes for 6.8 yards per attempt, with six touchdowns, four interceptions and 16 sacks. The 33-year-old dump-off artist appears mediocre even by backup QB standards, but he'll at least be an upgrade on last year's disastrous combination of Jeff Driskel (hamstring) and David Blough in Detroit. The Lions expect starting quarterback Matthew Stafford (back) to return to health this spring.
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Sunday, Sep 27th at 4:25PM
Overall QB Rating Against
75.9
 
Cornerbacks
70.2
 
Safeties
41.0
 
Linebackers
97.4
 
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Measurables Review View College Player Page
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Height
6' 0"
 
Weight
229 lbs
 
40-Yard Dash
4.79 sec
 
Shuttle Time
4.31 sec
 
Vertical Jump
33.0 in
 
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When Daniel was brought to Chicago last year, it was largely due to the experience he had in coach Matt Nagy's offensive system, and that move paid off when Mitchell Trubisky missed a pair of games with an injury. In those starts, both of which were on the road, he averaged 258 passing yards and threw three touchdowns, showing that he was more than serviceable in his role. Should Trubisky be forced to miss time in 2019, Daniel may be useful to fantasy owners who are required to start two quarterbacks.
Joining his fourth team as he enters his ninth season as a reserve with only 78 pass attempts, Daniel's expected to be the clear backup to Mitchell Trubisky. Despite seeing such a small amount of field time, he's spent his career learning some excellent offenses, especially during stints with the Saints and the Chiefs, so he could potentially be an above-average second-stringer. Should he be pressed into a starting role, the new weapons that Chicago has added at wide receiver could give him a chance to perform well enough to serve as a fantasy backup, or a lower-end starter in leagues that start two quarterbacks. However, with such a small body of work, there's no way to know how good he is at this stage.
The veteran quarterback actually started his career in New Orleans, spending four seasons with the Saints after initially making the team as an undrafted free agent in 2009. After stints as a backup in Kansas City and, most recently, Philadelphia, Daniels returned to New Orleans this offseason. The nine-year pro is expected to back up starting quarterback Drew Brees.
Following a three-year stint with the Chiefs as a backup, there was noise heading into the offseason that Daniel could garner interest from teams in free agency as a potential candidate to become a starting quarterback. He elected to sign with the Eagles, who also drafted Carson Wentz with the second overall pick in the 2016 NFL Draft, so Daniel will once again need an injury in front of him if he's going to see the field.
Daniel served as the Chiefs' backup quarterback in 2014, receiving one start due to an Alex Smith injury. He'll likely serve in the same role for the Chiefs in 2015, only receiving meaningful playing time if Alex Smith gets injured.
After serving as the backup to starter Alex Smith in 2013, Daniel enters camp in a competition with fifth-round pick Aaron Murray and 2013 holdover Tyler Bray for the No. 2 quarterback spot. In his only start last season, in Week 17, Daniel completed 21-of-30 passes for 200 yards and a score.
Daniel is unlikely to see the field in 2013, barring an injury to starter Alex Smith.
Daniel is expected to back up Drew Brees at quarterback with the Saints.
Daniel will enter the year as the backup at quarterback to Drew Brees. Daniel has only attempted three career passes so the Saints hope for nothing but health for Brees.
Daniel will compete with Sean Canfield for the Saints backup quarterback position behind Drew Brees. The team is also looking to sign a veteran quarterback before training camp begins to join the competition.
For Daniel to stick to the Washington roster he needs to beat out Colt Brennan or hope Colt Brennan beats out Todd Collins. If Collins wins the 2nd string job, Daniel would need to beat Brennan for the 3rd spot. However, as 14-year veteran, Collins would be too expensive to keep as a 3rd stringer in the event that Brennan wins the 2nd string job, opening the way for the cheaper Daniel to take the 3rd spot. Collins and Brennan already have their feet in the door, however, so Washington might try to sneak the undrafted Daniel to the practice squad.
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Set for free agency
QBChicago Bears
December 29, 2019
Daniel failed to see the field in the Bears' 21-19 win over the Vikings in Week 17, and he finished the season with 435 passing yards, three touchdowns and two interceptions in two appearances.
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Finishes game
QBChicago Bears
November 18, 2019
Daniel completed one of four passes for nine yards in the Bears' 17-7 loss to the Rams on Sunday.
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Returning to No. 2 role
QBChicago Bears
October 20, 2019
Daniel is on track to serve as the Bears' backup quarterback for Sunday's game against the Saints with Mitchell Trubisky (shoulder) on track to start, Stacey Dales of NFL Network reports.
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Serviceable in spot start
QBChicago Bears
October 6, 2019
Daniel completed 22 of 30 passes for 231 yards and two touchdowns along with two interceptions in Chicago's 24-21 loss to Oakland on Sunday.
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Locked in for London start
QBChicago Bears
October 4, 2019
Daniel is confirmed as the starter for Sunday's game against the Raiders in London, with Mitchell Trubisky (shoulder) ruled out, Rick Morrissey of The Chicago Sun-Times reports.
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