The Eagles have made it official. After making his displeasure known earlier today, the team have parted ways with backup quarterback, Chase Daniel.
The Eagles released an appreciative statement along with the roster move that will now see the veteran test free agency waters. The 30-year old quarterback made his intentions clear just moments after the Eagles had announced the signing of Nick Foles.. wanting no part in a quarterback competition. With a belief that he’s a starter in this league…(as proven by 78 pass attempts in 8 years), the transition from Daniel to Foles should be easy for the Eagles from a financial and production standpoint.
Chase Daniel tells me w release request from #eagles "Yes we did and it was mutual. I believe I'm a starter in this league" @SportsRadioWIP
— Howard Eskin (@howardeskin) March 13, 2017
Daniel will have earned $12M for throwing one pass in 2016. He certainly ranks up there with Frank Gore in that regard. Joking aside, we know that Daniel played a huge role in the growth of Carson Wentz, but the former Chiefs QB was disgruntled when Wentz got the nod at starting QB after the Bradford trade, so this move may have always been on the horizon given the new direction the team are heading.
The Eagles will of course receive some cap relief with the release of Daniel, but it’s all dependent on the next contract he signs.
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