Daniel was cut by the Eagles two weeks ago, just one year into a three-year, $21 million contract with the team. His deal with New Orleans is believed to be for just one season. He'll compete with Luke McCown and Garrett Grayson for the top-backup position behind starting quarterback Drew Brees.
Daniel will visit the Jets on Monday, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports.
The Eagles signed Daniel to a three-year, $21 million contract (including $12 million guaranteed) last offseason, only to release him after an uneventful 2016 campaign in which he attempted just one pass. The 30-year-old career backup won't be paid so handsomely this time around, but the Jets likely would give him a shot to fight for the starting job. The Eagles signed Nick Foles to serve as a more affordable backup to Carson Wentz.
The Eagles released Daniel on Monday.
After reuniting with former starting QB Nick Foles, the Eagles received a request from Daniel for his release, which has been approved. Daniel will thus seek out a situation in which he can compete for a top job, though another stint donning a headset and holding a clipboard may be in the cards.
Daniel's decision comes after the Eagles brought back quarterback Nick Foles on a two-year contract Monday. With Carson Wentz clearly Philadelphia's long-term answer at the position, Foles' presence further blocks Daniel's path to playing time, which he's now seeking elsewhere. While Daniel's future reportedly has been subject to speculation "for weeks", his career 78 passing attempts across seven seasons still leaves question over his value.
Daniel is reportedly drawing trade interest, CSN Philadelphia reports.
The 30-year-old Daniel has just two NFL regular season starts to his credit and attempted just one pass in 2016. On the plus side, he proved to be a solid mentor and backup to Philadelphia's franchise QB, Carson Wentz. Of course, potentially dealing Daniel is complicated by the fact that he is due to earn $7 million in 2017, with an $8 million salary cap hit. Those numbers might prompt the cap-challenged Eagles to consider moving the QB, but it remains to be seen if a team like the Jets, who might be in the market for a signal-caller per NJ.com, will make a strong push to acquire Daniel.
|P1||8/10/17||@ CLE||8:00 pm|
|P2||8/20/17||@ LAC||8:00 pm|
|1||9/11/17||@ MIN||7:10 pm|
|3||9/24/17||@ CAR||1:00 pm|
|4||10/1/17||@ MIA||9:30 am|
|Bye: Week 5|
|7||10/22/17||@ GB||1:00 pm|
|10||11/12/17||@ BUF||1:00 pm|
|12||11/26/17||@ LAR||4:05 pm|
|14||12/7/17||@ ATL||8:25 pm|
|17||12/31/17||@ TB||1:00 pm|
|2009||New Orleans Saints||0||0||0||0||---||0||---||0||0||0||0/0||0||0||---|
|2010||New Orleans Saints||13||0||3||2||66.7||16||5.33||9||0||0||1/10||0||0||79.9|
|2011||New Orleans Saints||16||0||5||4||80.0||29||5.80||14||0||0||0/0||0||0||90.8|
|2012||New Orleans Saints||16||0||1||1||100.0||10||10.00||10||0||0||0/0||0||0||108.3|
|2013||Kansas City Chiefs||5||1||38||25||65.8||248||6.53||48||1||1||2/11||3||1||81.9|
|2014||Kansas City Chiefs||3||1||28||16||57.1||157||5.61||30||0||0||4/17||3||0||73.1|
|2015||Kansas City Chiefs||2||0||2||2||100.0||4||2.00||6||0||0||0/0||0||0||79.2|
|2009||New Orleans Saints||0||0||0||0||---||0||0||0||0|
|2010||New Orleans Saints||13||0||2||16||8.0||16||0||0||1|
|2011||New Orleans Saints||16||0||3||-3||-1.0||-1||0||0||0|
|2012||New Orleans Saints||16||0||3||17||5.7||19||0||0||1|
|2013||Kansas City Chiefs||5||1||14||52||3.7||29||0||1||3|
|2014||Kansas City Chiefs||3||1||4||15||3.8||9||0||0||1|
|2015||Kansas City Chiefs||2||0||2||-2||-1.0||-1||0||0||0|
|Year||Team||G||Fum||Lost||Fum Forced||Own Rec||Opp Rec||Yds||Tot Rec||TD|
|2009||New Orleans Saints||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|2010||New Orleans Saints||13||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|2011||New Orleans Saints||16||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|2012||New Orleans Saints||16||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|2013||Kansas City Chiefs||5||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|2014||Kansas City Chiefs||3||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|2015||Kansas City Chiefs||2||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|