We wrote a few days ago that if the Philadelphia Eagles were going to sign Chiefs free agent QB Chase Daniel they would have done so before signing Sam Bradford to a two-year contract. As it turns out, we were wrong. Very, very wrong. ESPN's Adam Schefter reports Chase is heading to the Eagles on what's been reported as a three-year contract.
Eagles and QB Chase Daniel agreed in principle on multi-year deal, per @caplannfl and me. Daniel reuniting with Doug Pederson.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 9, 2016
There ya go. This means that Aaron Murray and / or Tyler Bray should be competing for the Chiefs No. 2 job as GM John Dorsey recently suggested that the Chiefs backup was already on the roster. I'm fine with that because they both have been in the system for a couple of years and should be progressing. We will find out this year if that's the case.
As for Chase, good for him. He reunites with Doug Pederson, the Chiefs former OC who took the Eagles head coaching job this year. This is a good landing spot for him. He was well liked in Kansas City and did everything that was asked of him. He started two games for the Chiefs - one after the Chiefs clinched a playoff spot in 2013 and one after Alex Smith was injured in 2014. He is a top end backup and with Bradford's health issues throughout this career he could get a shot to play in Philly. He deserves it.
Chase thanked Kansas City in a tweet.
"Thank you to the Hunt Family, Andy Reid, John Dorsey, Chris Ballard and all my coaches and teammates for these last three years. You guys gave me a chance when no one else believed I could play and I'll be forever grateful for my time in Kansas City. KC will always have a very special place in my heart and I'll forever be thankful for the chance to play in front of some of the greatest fans in the world! These past three years have been the best three years of my life both professionally and personally and I owe it all to Kansas City!"