However, Dorsey also gave no indication that Daniel is definitely in the team's plans moving forward. The backup quarterback is set to count $4.8 million against the team's cap in the final year of his three-year deal, while the Chiefs would pick up $3.8 million in cap room by releasing him.
Replacing an injured Alex Smith,
Daniels completed 16 of his 27 pass attempts for 157 yards. While Daniel did not throw a touchdown, he also avoided throwing an interception.
Smith sustained the injury after taking a brutal hit to the abdomen against the Steelers in Week 16. He noticed the discomfort following the game, but did not believe it to be serious.
Smith will not need surgery, although his injury will require a six-week timetable which will virtually keep him out for the remainder of the season, if Kansas City advances to the playoffs. The Chiefs will need to win against the Chargers and have the Ravens and Texans lose in order to clinch a spot in the postseason.
Smith signed a five-year, $76 million contract before the start of the season. In 15 games, Smith passed for 3,265 yards with 18 touchdowns and six interceptions. For the second straight season,
Kansas City opened as a 3-point home favorite. The line moved to 3 1/2 points, as of Friday before Vegas slashed the line due to the news of Smith's injury.
|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|
|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|
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|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|
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