On Monday afternoon, the Eagles released veteran quarterback Chase Daniel. Earlier in the day, Nick Foles agreed to terms on a two-year contract, providing the Eagles with more depth at the quarterback position behind Carson Wentz.
"Chase's professionalism and intelligence were valuable assets to our quarterback room," said Howie Roseman. "His veteran leadership was incredibly helpful in Carson's development as a rookie, and his familiarity with Coach Pederson's offense was instrumental in installing our system last season. We greatly appreciate Chase's time here and wish him well as he continues his football career."
Daniel was initially signed last offseason to push Sam Bradford for the starting job, and serve as a coach in the locker room since he spent the previous three years playing in Doug Pederson's offense in Kansas City. Once Bradford was traded to Minnesota, Daniel was a key mentor who helped guide Carson Wentz through his rookie year. With Wentz settled in as the franchise quarterback, Daniel is now hitting the market to compete for a starting job elsewhere.
Fortunately, Daniel was needed for all of six snaps in 2016, but the Eagles have a good insurance policy in place after welcoming back Nick Foles on a two-year deal.