According to Adam Schefter, the Detroit Lions have agreed to a contract with former Chicago Bears free agent quarterback Chase Daniel.
Former Bears' QB Chase Daniel, who beat the Detroit on Thanksgiving Day last season, reached agreement with the Lions today on a three-year, $13.05 million deal that includes a voidable clause, per source.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 17, 2020
The deal is reportedly a three-year, $13.05 million contract that includes a voidable clause.
The 33 year old signal-caller is a solid veteran who has widely￼ been considered one of the better backup quarterbacks in the NFL. He only has five career starts with three coming in the last two years — one in a victory against the Lions on Thanksgiving day.
As an undrafted free agent in 2009 out of Missouri, Daniel has been somewhat of a journeyman.
- Washington Redskins (2009)*
- New Orleans Saints (2009–2012)
- Kansas City Chiefs (2013–2015)
- Philadelphia Eagles (2016)
- New Orleans Saints (2017)
- Chicago Bears (2018–2019)
In his career, he has a 68.3 passing percentage for 1,430 yards, a 87.5 passer rating, and a 7/5 TD to interception ratio. Given the recent injury history with starter Matthew Stafford, Daniel provides a decent fallback option.
(The article will be updated to provide more information as it becomes available.)