The Philadelphia Eagles have cut Chase Daniel.
For old time’s sake, that’s Daniel (singular). Not Daniels (plural).
The Eagles are saving themselves $1 million by letting go of Daniel. The team released an official announcement regarding the move Monday evening.
It was only a matter of time before Daniel was released. The Eagles reunited with their former Pro Bowl MVP quarterback Nick Foles Monday, which didn’t sit too well with Daniel. According to a report from ESPN, Daniel asked the Eagles to release him following the signing of Foles.
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He got his wish.
The Eagles originally signed Daniel to a three-year, $21 million contract last offseason, which is a hefty amount for a backup quarterback. When the Eagles traded Sam Bradford to the Minnesota Vikings, Daniel was hoping he’d be named the Eagles’ starter, but that didn’t happen because, you know, Carson Wentz and everything.
It was reported earlier this month that Daniel was drawing trade interest. As desperate as some teams are for quarterback talent (the Chicago Bears just signed Mike Glennon to a three-year, $45 million contract, for God’s sake), it’s hard to imagine the Eagles weren’t at least trying to move the 30-year-old quarterback.
In his one season with the Eagles, Daniel completed all of his passing attempts (one for one) for 16 yards with a perfect completion percentage!
Despite having started only two games in his eight-year NFL career, Daniel believes he can be a No. 1 quarterback. As a free agent, there are several teams that may interest Daniel, including the Houston Texans, Cleveland Browns and San Francisco 49ers.