With some of his comments at the 2016 NFL Combine, general manager John Dorsey said he was interested in bringing back Chase Daniel at the right price.
Dorsey says that if someone throws starter money at Chase Daniel, he's not going to be able to retain him.— Terez A. Paylor (@TerezPaylor) February 25, 2016
Daniel largely sat behind Alex Smith for the last three seasons with the Chiefs, and he's made it clear he believes he is ready to start in the NFL. Given the state of many teams at the quarterback position, it's hard to imagine that Daniel won't get his chance.
While other teams might contact Daniel, the Philadelphia Eagles make the most sense. New head coach Doug Pederson is already very familiar with Daniel as the Chiefs former offensive coordinator. Since taking his new post, Pederson has also spoke highly of Daniel's ability to succeed in the NFL. It seems like a match has already been made.
If not, however, the Chiefs sound like they will at least do their homework and see if Daniel is willing to come back at the right price — perhaps one that matches his previous 3-year, $10 million contract. If not, Daniel will likely compete as a starter for the Eagles and the Chiefs will roll with the two other developmental prospects on the roster in Tyler Bray and Aaron Murray.
Dorsey said he believes the back-up quarterback is already on the roster if he fails to bring back Daniel at the right price. That means the chances are that we finally see what these young guys are capable of, for better or worse.