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Report: Eagles QB Chase Daniel Drawing Trade Interest

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Although the Jets aren’t named as a possible suitor, they may have some interest.

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Ian Rapoport mentioned this morning that Eagles back-up QB Chase Daniel is drawing a bit of interest on the trade market at the moment, and although he didn’t directly highlight any teams believed to be interested, it makes sense to ask the question as to whether the Jets may have interest in bringing in the veteran as a bridge QB.

Daniel is quite an interesting case because he’s never really been given a chance. He only threw one pass last season as he backed up Carson Wentz in Philadelphia and has only attempted 78 passes over his 8 year career. He was stuck behind Drew Brees in New Orleans, although his time there did not overlap with new Jets OC John Morton.

After leaving New Orleans he signed with the Chiefs before 2013 and backed up Alex Smith, before joining the Eagles before the 2016 season.

Daniels enjoyed a successful college career at Missouri, and many considered it a surprise when he failed to be drafted in 2009. His stature (6’1) and history of playing in a spread system seemed to count against him in the evaluation process. This is despite him completing 72.9% of his passes in his final year at Missouri, throwing 39 touchdowns to 18 interceptions.

I’m sure Chase would be very interested in joining a team where he’d have the potential to compete for the starting spot, the question is...do the Jets have any interest in Daniels?