Chase Daniel went 0-3 against Sam Bradford led Oklahoma Sooner teams when he engineered the Mizzou offense to two straight Big 12 North Division titles. The career NFL backup QB knows he’s number two on the Philadelphia Eagles’ depth chart, but after signing his three-year deal with $12 million guaranteed, Daniel has one more guarantee.
“I go back to my time when I was in New Orleans with Drew. I’m a a second-year pro. he’s a nine-year, 10-year vet, future Hall of Famer. And I’m telling him every single day when I’m the backup: ‘I’m coming to take your job, dude. I’m coming. I don’t care if you’re Drew Brees. I don’t care who you are.'”
After playing behind ironmen QBs Brees and Alex Smith in Kansas City, there is a good chance Daniel will see playing time this season. The oft-injured Bradford has made it through just two of his five seasons playing, starting all 16 games. He also missed all of 2014 due to a knee injury.
“You have to show how hard you work to your teammates. That’s the No. 1 thing to me is how my teammates perceive me and that they know I’m a hardworking, that I’m a great leader and I have no problems leading you to the right place,” Daniel explained during his introductory press conference on Thursday. “I’ve been there, I’ve done it. This is going on my eighth year. I’ve been around two amazing coaching in Sean Payton and Andy Reid and two amazing quarterbacks in Drew Brees and Alex Smith. And, along with that and Doug and my flavor, I feel like there’s a really good mix here in what’s going on.”
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