Photos of new Saints quarterback Chase Daniel.
The New Orleans Saints announced today that they have signed quarterback Chase Daniel to a one-year contract. The announcement was made by Saints' Executive Vice President/General Manager Mickey Loomis.
Daniel, 6-0, 225, returns to New Orleans after spending the first four seasons of his NFL career with the Black and Gold. Originally signed by Washington as an undrafted free agent out of Missouri in 2009, Daniel joined the Saints practice squad at the end of training camp and split the season between the club's practice and active rosters. Daniel appeared in 45 games from 2010-2012 as the backup to Drew Brees, completing seven-of-nine passes for 55 yards (77.8 pct.), while also holding on field goals and PATS. Overall, in eight NFL seasons with the Saints (2009-12), Kansas City Chiefs (2013-15) and Philadelphia Eagles (2016), the Southlake, Texas native has played in 56 games with two starts and has completed 51-of-78 passes (65.4 pct.) for 480 yards, one touchdown, one interception and an 81.1 passer rating. In 2016, he apeared in one regular season contest for the Eagles and completed his only passing attempt.
A three-year starter at the University of Missouri, Daniel ranks as the school's all-time leader in passing yards (12,515), completions (1,094) and touchdown passes (101) and was named a Heisman Trophy finalist as a junior in 2007.