Chase Daniel
Chase Daniel
31-Year-Old QuarterbackQB
Chicago Bears
2018 Fantasy Outlook
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. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a two-year, $10 million contract with the Bears in March of 2018.
Leads offense effectively versus Chiefs
QBChicago Bears
August 25, 2018
Daniel completed 15 of 18 pass attempts for 198 yards and two touchdowns Saturday versus the Chiefs. He also carried six times for 47 yards in the 27-20 preseason victory.
ANALYSIS
Daniel got the start as Mitchell Trubisky was rested and led the offense remarkably well. He connected with Kevin White on a 29-yard touchdown in the first quarter and delivered a seven-yard strike to Javon Wims in the second. Daniel also led the team in rushing on the day, thanks to a 28-yard scramble and a couple of other nice gains on the ground. The journeyman backup will clearly play second fiddle to Trubisky this season, but this performance should instill a good deal of confidence in the coaching staff if he's thrust into action at any point. He'll likely play during next week's preseason finale against the Bills, but he could call it an early day if the organization decides to take a look at some of its other quarterback prospects.
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Depth Chart Status
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Off Snaps:
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2016
6
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2017
5
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Measurables Overview

(Compared to other QBs)

Height:   6' 0"
BELOW AVERAGE
Weight:   225 lbs
ABOVE AVERAGE
40-Yard Dash:   4.79 sec
GOOD
Shuttle Time:   4.31 sec
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Cone Drill:   0.00 sec
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Arm Length:   0.00 in
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Hand Length:   0.00 in
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Vertical Jump:   33 in
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Broad Jump:   0 in
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Bench Press:   0 reps
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Chicago Bears Team Injury Report
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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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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Makes two-year pact with Chicago
QBNew Orleans Saints
March 14, 2018
Daniel agreed to terms Wednesday with the Bears on a two-year, $10 million contract, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
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Enters unrestricted free agency this offseason
QBNew Orleans Saints
January 18, 2018
Daniel played in just one game this season but did not attempt a pass.
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Returns to full practice
QBNew Orleans Saints
September 8, 2017
Daniel (ankle) was a full practice participant Friday, Nick Underhill of The New Orleans Advocate reports.
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Limited in Thursday's practice
QBNew Orleans Saints
Ankle
September 7, 2017
Daniel was limited in Thursday's practice with an ankle injury.
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Makes preseason start
QBNew Orleans Saints
August 20, 2017
Daniel completed seven of 12 passes for 80 yards in Sunday's preseason win against the Chargers.
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