KANSAS CITY, Mo. – A reunion of former Chiefs will occur in Philadelphia.
Quarterback Chase Daniel has agreed to a multiyear deal with the Eagles, a source familiar with the transaction confirmed with ChiefsDigest.com and The Topeka Capital-Journal. The deal is effective when the league’s calendar year opens late Wednesday afternoon.
The source spoke on the condition of anonymity because the deal has not been announced. Financial terms were not disclosed.
Adam Schefter and Adam Caplan of ESPN were the first to report the deal.
Daniel, who served as the primary backup to Alex Smith the past three seasons, reunites with Eagles head coach Doug Pederson, who previously served as the Chiefs offensive coordinator.
Pederson offered high praise of Daniel at the NFL Scouting Combine in late February, saying he believed Daniel is ready to be a fulltime starter.
“I think Chase, given an opportunity, yes I think he can be,” Pederson said then. “Obviously the people who worked with him for the last three years know that he has an opportunity there and hopefully he gets his chance.”
The opportunity may have arrived if the Eagles open a competition between Daniel and Sam Bradford, who recently signed a two-year extension.
In the event of that scenario, Daniel could have an edge given his familiarity with Pederson’s offense.
Daniel, who enters his eighth professional season out of Missouri, has two career starts, each coming with the Chiefs. He took to Twitter to offer his thanks to the Chiefs organization and the fans shortly after news broke of his pending signing with the Eagles:
Thank you Kansas City… pic.twitter.com/KfPFWTRk49
— Chase Daniel (@ChaseDaniel) March 9, 2016
The departure of Daniel leaves the Chiefs with Smith, Aaron Murray and Tyler Bray as the quarterbacks on the roster.