Veteran QB Chase Daniel To Visit Jets On Monday

Ross Houston
March 20, 2017

Reports have suggested that mediocre signal callers like Josh McCown and Jay Cutler have been the objects of Jets' affection since free agency began a few weeks ago and now former Eagles and Chiefs backup Chase Daniel has entered the fray.

Chase Daniel is starting his free agent tour.

The Jets have been linked to just about every available quarterback on the free agent market this offseason as they try to find someone to compete in training camp with youngsters Bryce Petty and Christian Hackenberg, two signal-callers that are now not considered serious contenders to start the 2017 season. Prior to signing with the Eagles, Daniel played the three previous seasons as a member of the Kansas City Chiefs, where he backed up quarterback Alex Smith.

Relying on him as a starter would be a risk.

In parts of 8 National Football League seasons, the 30-year old Daniel has completed 51-of-78 passes for 480 yards, to go along with one touchdown and one interception.

But if the Jets do take that risk on Daniel, he might be a flawless fit. Even though the meeting went well, McCown remains a free agent and nothing seems imminent. John Morton, the Jets' new offensive coordinator, is expected to use a West Coast offense - he spent the last two seasons as the receivers coach under Sean Payton in New Orleans. The Jets could also pick a quarterback - perhaps Mitchell Trubisky or Deshaun Watson, in next month's draft.

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