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The Case for Chase Daniel




I know that the guy has only thrown 9 passes with 7 completions. This guy has been sitting behind one of the best Quarterbacks we have ever seen. He has neither thrown a pick or a touchdown in an NFL game. He has rushed 8 times for 30 yards. He has only 1 fumble and it was not lost.

Now let's get to his college stats. He played all 4 years. He did not start his freshmen year. He threw 1094 completions for 1608 pass attempts. That's a 68% completion percentage. Each year having a better completion percentage. His senior year he completed 72.9%. He threw 12,515 yards. Every year year he also improved on this. He threw for 4335 yards his senior year. He threw 101 touchdowns. He threw 41 interceptions. Hs college passer rating was 138.275. Also that rose every year. His senior year it was 159.4. He ran the ball 394 times for 975 yards For 10 touchdowns. Sitting three years under Drew Brees and two years under Sean Peyton due to his suspension last year. This guy is a free agent and has been in the game. Probably has a better upside then the rest of these QB's in the draft. Has a lot of potential. Just has not been able to show it because of who he sits under. And he actually played all 4 years of college. (Cough Cough) Matt Cassel. Did not play a game. This guy is a free agent. And I know that New orleans might be quick to sign him to back up Drew Brees again. But Drew Brees just signed a five year contract. Drew Brees will be 38 when that contract is up. Chase Daniel will be 31 with more then half of his possible career gone.

His Junior year he was fourth in the heisman trophy award. And also again his senior year. In a two game span his senior year he threw more touchdowns (7) then he did incomplete passes.(6) In 2007 he lost to Tim Tebow. He was also a finalist in 2008. He broke virtually all of Mizzou's passing records. It would be nice to bring this guy back home to Missouri start for us.

At the combine he was recorded at 6'1 even though ESPN has him at 6'0. He weighs in at 218. The biggest downfall on the guy is that he was undrafted because of his height. He ran a 4.79 and a 4.84 40 time. And had a 9 foot broad jump at his pro day.

(I took this from NFL.com) STRENGTHS

Positives: Gutty, competitive field general. A virtual coach on the field. Reads defenses well and checks down effectively. Good accuracy to all levels. Shows enough zip in the short to intermediate throws when given a deep pocket. Good touch to place the ball between the linebackers and safeties down the seams. More elusive than often given credit for. Can buy time in and out of the pocket and shows good accuracy on the move. Negatives: May be too short for the NFL. Scouts believe his success in this system is greatly tied to throwing out of the shotgun -- and thereby the open passing lanes and middle underneath passes of the scheme. Seemed to provide further evidence of this theory with his struggles at the East-West Shrine game. Questionable arm strength. Has the zip to complete the short and intermediate passes, but has to wind-up for longer throws and due to his lack of height and release point, longer passes tend to sail.

At the combine in 2009 he ran a 4.31 shuttle run. A 4.92 40. A 7.28 3 cone drill. A 33.0 broad jump. I think we should grab this guy in Free agency then rather trade for an Alex Smith or Matt Flynn( who only has two career starts). I wouldn't mind picking him up he might be like Tony Romo. In the sense of not being drafted. Then becoming a starter. This guy has spent time under the best offensive play caller in the league right now Sean Peyton. And under one of the best quarterbacks Drew Brees. And has experience.

This is a FanPost and does not necessarily reflect the views of Arrowhead Pride's writers or editors. It does reflect the views of this particular fan though, which is as important as the views of Arrowhead Pride writers or editors.

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