Andy Reid said he had his eye on Alex Smith from the time the Kansas City Chiefs hired him. He said he likes the fact that Smith has won a lot of games over the past couple of seasons and that his quarterback rating "has been off the charts."
But we know all that. And this is Kansas City. We care an unhealthy amount about backup quarterbacks, especially those who were groomed right down the road.
So, what does Andy Reid think about Chase Daniel?
"All you have is preseason film," Reid said from the NFL owners meetings this week (comments via the Chiefs), "so you're looking at one of the more productive quarterbacks inthe preseason. He's a local kid. I had coached at the University of Missouri, so I knew about him when he was coming out. Sean Payton, who I'm friends with, thought the world of him. He got to play behind Drew Brees, so he understands what it takes to be a champion at this level and lead a football team. I welcome that."
Of course, being surrounded by great people doesn't always make yourself actually great (just ask the Belichick tree).
Anyone else thinking the next BJ Kissel breakdown is going to have to be Chase Daniel's preseason film?