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Doug Pederson picks his quarterback and it's not Chase Daniel

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The Philadelphia Eagles have a new head coach. They were projected to have a new starting quarterback as well.

As Doug Pederson settles into his new role, it will be with a familiar face at quarterback for Eagles fans with the news that Sam Bradford signed a two-year extension to remain in place as the team's starter. This move by the Eagles contradicts recent rumors that Pederson, the Chiefs former offensive coordinator, could be interested in bringing in Chase Daniel to compete for the starting role.

Pederson had complimented Daniel in recent days, and Chase himself believes he's ready to start. It's hard to see Daniel coming back to the Chiefs when he's made it clear he's ready to step out on his own. That said, at least one new gig is gone, and several promising arms can and will be found via the upcoming NFL Draft, despite the lack of a sure thing.

Daniel's best bet is likely to land with a club like the Houston Texans who will at least give him a chance for early starter reps, even if it's just to ease the transition for a draft pick like Paxton Lynch or Connor Cook or Christian Hackenberg.

For now, Daniel's strongest bet at a starting role has now been taken away. It will be interesting to see how many people who aren't intimately familiar with him, a la Pederson, will believe he can start as well.

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