Well, that really didn’t take long at all.
Backup quarterback Chase Daniel‘s days may be numbered in Philly. Monday Morning, the Philadelphia Eagles took the advice of some of their fan base (sort of). For quite some time, there’s been talk of “getting the band back together” and bringing some old members of the team back into the fold.
The Eagles did just that, but it wasn’t DeSean Jackson or LeSean McCoy. They signed Nick Foles to be the team’s backup quarterback. As a result, a source told ESPN’s Adam Caplan that last season’s backup, Chase Daniel, has asked for his release.
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Last season, Daniel showed some frustration with the fact that, following the team’s decision to trade quarterback Sam Bradford, he wasn’t named as the starting quarterback over the Eagles’ top draft choice, Carson Wentz. Things mellowed out quickly, and Daniel was a great teammate all season.
Still, in every competitor lies a desire to play, and Daniel feels he can be a starting quarterback in the league. The Eagles have been shopping him for a trade, a move that would save them $6 million. It now appears that they may actually release him, a move that will only save them around $1 million.
Why you ask? The Eagles, in what would be a class move, may be trying to avoid the possibility of Daniel landing somewhere that would make him unhappy. Daniel, in what would also be a class move, might be willing to do some restructuring so the Eagles get back more than $1 million. That way, the veteran can land where he wants, and the Eagles have more money to spend.
We’ll just have to wait and see what happens.