QB Chase Daniel, Chicago Bears

HT: 6-0, WT: 218, Born: 10-7-1986, College: Missouri, Drafted: ---

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2014 Projections

David Dodds5.07.012.0766.
Bob Henry16.09.015.0906.
Maurile Tremblay1.014.023.01627.


Career backup Chase Daniel did about all a backup quarterback can be expected to do in 2013. He mopped up in four games for Smith and then performed serviceably on his first career start in week 17. Daniel was accurate, if not spectacular, against a hungry Chargers team. He led a team of backups to a near upset victory by completing 21/30 passes for 200 yards and a score. That game was an illustration of Daniel's upside, which isn't high. He's by no means the quarterback of the future in Kansas City but his football IQ and experience could carry him for a short stretch if Smith were to be injured. He'll battle with Tyler Bray for the QB2 job, but no one really thinks Bray is ready to wrestle that away yet.

2014 Schedule

1 Buffalo Bills
2at San Francisco 49ers
3at New York Jets
4 Green Bay Packers
5at Carolina Panthers
6at Atlanta Falcons
7 Miami Dolphins
8at New England Patriots
Bye week
10at Green Bay Packers
11 Minnesota Vikings
12 Tampa Bay Buccaneers
13at Detroit Lions
14 Dallas Cowboys
15 New Orleans Saints
16 Detroit Lions
17at Minnesota Vikings

2013 Game Summaries

Week 15 - Daniel looked a little better in mop up duty than he did last week but still looks like a big drop off from Alex Smith. All three of Daniel's completions came to backs out of the backfield and his misfired on his two targets of receivers.

Week 17 - It was an up and down day for Daniel, but all in all a solid performance for a career backup against a team with everything to play for. The first drive was a great illustration of Daniel's day. His first pass slipped through the hands of a Chargers linebacker who almost certainly would have returned it for a touchdown. His second throw was on a rope deep down field to A.J. Jenkins for a 48 yard gain. Daniel didn't look comfortable at all on his next three drives, but did pick up a touchdown pass on a wide receiver screen to Dexter McCluster from the two yard line. Daniel jumpstarted the Chiefs final drive of the first half with his legs. He picked up 38 yards on the ground, including a 29 yard scramble up the middle where he showed plus speed for a pocket quarterback. The running seemed to calm Daniel down and he made a really nice pass to McCluster on a cross with a linebacker in his face to move the team into the red zone. Daniel again struggled in the third quarter, completing only two passes for four yards and dropping his eyes early more than once. Daniel once again settled down enough to lead what should have been a game winning drive to end regulation. He did an excellent job looking off the linebacker to complete an 11 yard pass to Sean McGrath over the middle and threw a well-placed ball to Junior Hemingway for a 24 yard gain on a post corner. Daniel basically made one good throw in overtime on a well-timed slant to McCluster that the speedy receiver turned into a 28 yard gain. He struggled mightily under the pressure of the final three plays as he tried to get his team into field goal range. All told, Daniel made a few big league throws and gave the Chiefs a spark with his legs. His performance has to instill confidence that he could be a backup quarterback if called on again.