Chase Daniel to visit Jets, sources say

NFL Free Agency Chase Daniel New Orleans Saints

Between New Orleans and Philadelphia, Daniel spent three years with the Kansas City Chiefs, with whom he saw his most extensive action in a pair of Week 17 games in which the team didn't want to play Alex Smith and risk having him get injured before the playoffs.

Chase Daniel is starting his free agent tour.

The career backup, released recently by the Philadelphia Eagles, is scheduled to visit the Jets on Monday, ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter reported. On the flip side, the Jets have a wide open competition for their starting role with unproven players like Christian Hackenberg and Bryce Petty on the roster.

Relying on him as a starter would be a risk. He hasn't played much at all - only two career starts, 51-for-78, 480 yards, one touchdown and one interception.

But if the Jets do take that risk on Daniel, he might be a ideal fit. Former Washington and Cleveland quarterback Robert Griffin III is on the market, and though he seems like a long-shot, Tony Romo is expected to become a free agent this offseason, too.

Jets offensive coordinator John Morton didn't spend any time with Daniel in New Orleans, but he did have a pair of stints as an assistant on Sean Payton's staff. The Jets could also pick a quarterback - perhaps Mitchell Trubisky or Deshaun Watson, in next month's draft. The Jets have also reportedly shown some level of interest in current free agents Jay Cutler and Robert Griffin III.



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