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Chiefs free agency 2013: Chase Daniel drawing interest from KC, according to report

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Update: The deal for Chase Daniel to KC is reportedly done. The backup quarterback position isn't one of the sexy positions in the 2013 NFL free agency period because good quarterbacks rarely hit the market. But the Kansas City Chiefs will need one and one report says they're interested in Chase Daniel.

Jim Rogash

Chase Daniel is set to hit free agency later on Tuesday and the Kansas City Chiefs are interested in him, according to a report from Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports. "Very interested" is how it's put by La Canfora, who reports Daniel could sign a free agent contract over $3 million per year. Daniel is expected to be a "hot" free agent, given the weak quarterback market in free agency.

Backup quarterback is one of those positions that's looked over in free agency but, as Chiefs fans have learned over the years, it is still an extremely important position, especially if your starter misses a game or two (or more).

Chiefs top 8 needs:Backup quarterback is No. 3

Daniel is an interesting option because there's so much unknown to him. He was highly productive at Missouri but since then he's backed up Drew Brees and started no games. It's not clear how he would fit in Andy Reid's offense but if the new Chiefs coach likes him, as it's being reported, then that should be a sign that the Chiefs think he's a fit.

The Chiefs current quarterback landscape includes Alex Smith, whose trade to the Chiefs should become official sometime this week. Then there's Matt Cassel, who many expect the Chiefs to cut. Brady Quinn is a free agent and reportedly drawing interest from the Jets. Then there's Ricky Stanzi who, like Daniel, doesn't have any game experience.

At first glance, I like the idea of adding Daniel. You?

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