Mizzou’s Chase Daniel Signs With Chiefs

Moments after the trade with San Francisco for their starting quarterback was finalized, the Chiefs went out and found his backup quarterback as well.

Former Mizzou star Chase Daniel was signed to a 3-year contract, leaving the New Orleans Saints where he was the backup to starter Drew Brees. Daniel was part of the Saints team that won Super Bowl XLIV in February 2010.

The 6-0, 225-pound Daniel entered the NFL in 2009 when he was signed as an undrafted rookie free agent by Washington. He was cut at the end of that pre-season, but then signed to the New Orleans practice squad. He spent the ’09 season bouncing back and forth between the 53-man roster and the practice squad for the rest of that season, but was on the active roster for the playoffs and the Super Bowl victory over Indianapolis.

In 2010, the Texas native established his spot as the backup to Brees. He’s played in 45 NFL games, most of those as a holder for the Saints kicker. He’s completed 7 of 9 passes in mop-up duty for 55 yards.

During his college career at Mizzou, he set numerous school records as he threw for 12,515 yards over his career with 101 touchdowns and 41 interceptions, while completing 68 percent of his passes. He finished fourth in the voting for the Heisman Trophy in 2007, the same season when he was named the Big 12 Conference Offensive Player of the Year.

6 Responses to “Mizzou’s Chase Daniel Signs With Chiefs”

  • March 12, 2013  - jimbo says:

    We needed a quality backup QB. I think Chase is a good one. What even makes me happier is knowing that Cassel has left the building.

    Exciting times for us Chiefs fans. Dorsey & Reid have a plan & seem to be executing it accordingly.
    Go Chiefs.

  • March 12, 2013  - Tenand6 says:

    Good signing. This guy is a football player and a natural QB. Good leader, smart and fits West Coast. This is real competition.

  • March 12, 2013  - el cid says:

    Got to say, at least Dorsey is trying to make some moves, a TE, 2 QBs, DE and CB/S.

    Makes Pioli’s 4 seasons seem a little retarded. Got to wonder what he was doing with all the “thinking” he did? Apparently action was not a requirement of the job.

  • March 12, 2013  - Michael D says:

    The “thinking” was how to invest all of Jr’s money.

  • March 12, 2013  - txchief says:

    Cassel is still on the roster. Dorsey must think that some team will get desperate and give up something for Matt. I guess winding up anywhere north of nothing for Pioli’s mistake is a victory for the Chiefs.

  • March 13, 2013  - ChuckXX says:

    Hope this kid proves me wrong. He completed exactly one pass last year out of one attempt. Not exactly a stellar record even for a backup. If Smith goes down early in the season I think we are genuwinely screwed.

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