THIS Lions Quarterback Could Follow Matthew Stafford Out of Detroit

Published 03/08/2021, 3:42 PM EST


Detroit Lions Principal Owner and Chairman Sheila Ford Hamp in tandem with President & CEO Rod Wood appointed Dan Campbell to succeed Matt Patricia as Head Coach in Michigan earlier this year. The NFC North old boys finished at the bottom of their division with a 5-11 record in 2020.

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They parted ways with fan-favorite quarterback Matthew Stafford in the offseason in exchange for Los Angeles Rams star Jared Goff. But now veteran QB Chase Daniel could also be on his way out of the Lions organization before the 2021 NFL season begins.

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Chase Daniel on his way out of Michigan? Here’s the latest update

The Texas-born athlete Chase Daniel started his NFL career more than a decade ago in 2009 with the then Washington Redskins as an undrafted player.

But he moved to New Orleans Saints in September that year and played backup to Drew Brees as they won Super Bowl XLIV. He was later signed by AFC West big boys Kansas City Chiefs as a backup to 2020 NFL Comeback Player of the Year awardee Alex Smith.

Following brief stints with Philadelphia Eagles and Chicago Bears, Daniel was signed by Detroit Lions ahead of the 2020 NFL season. But as per the latest reports, he is set to end his short stay in Michigan in search of more playing opportunities in the coming months.

NFL insider Adam Schefter was one of the first to report that Chase Daniel could follow Matthew Stafford out of the Lions organization this summer. Daniel signed a three-year, $13.05 million contract with Detroit Lions last year.

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He is being linked with a potential return to Philadelphia on a short-term deal as the Lions look to free up cap space for further arrivals. New York Jets and Jacksonville Jaguars are also on the lookout for quality backups this summer.

Chase has thrown for 1,694 yards, with 8 passing touchdowns, against 7 interceptions in his 11 year NFL career. However, his earnings have reportedly crossed the $38 million mark.

He is considered to be one of the most respected backup QBs in the league. He could play the role of mentor as he enters the final years of his career in the big leagues.

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