QB - LAC
Week 8 Outlook
Chase Daniel went 9-for-12 for 70 yards on Saturday night as the Chargers lost to the Seahawks by a 27-0 score.
Daniel started Saturday's preseason finale with Easton Stick also getting a look. Daniel remains the favorite to operate as Justin Herbert's top backup during the regular-season opener against Washington on Sept. 12.
Chase Daniel went 15-for-24 with 104 yards passing on Saturday in the preseason win over the Rams by a 13-6 score.
Daniel was signed in the offseason to back up starting QB Justin Herbert. The 34-year-old will bring a veteran presence to the locker room as the Chargers will be the sixth team the journeyman signal-caller has suited up for.
Former Detroit Lions QB Chase Daniel has reportedly signed a one-year deal with the Los Angeles Chargers, earning $1.5 million in guarantees from his previous contract with the Lions, per ESPN's Adam Schefter.
The veteran journeyman will head to L.A. to back-up and mentor QB Justin Herbert in 2021, as the rookie displayed phenomenal skills despite an underwhelming supporting cast in 2020. Daniel only started in four games for Detroit last season, throwing for 264 yards, a touchdown, and two interceptions during that span. The veteran quarterback will likely be off the fantasy radar barring any unforeseen injuries but is a capable back-up during times of crises within an organization, as he has proven throughout his 11-year career.
Adam Schefter of ESPN is reporting that the Detroit Lions are shopping veteran QB Chase Daniel.
The Lions are rumored to be in contact with several teams about the possibility of trading their backup QB. Reports say that Daniel is viewed as the perfect mentor for a team with a young QB as Daniel himself was mentored by legendary QB Drew Brees. If the veteran QB is to be traded, it would save the Lions $2.3 million in cap space.
Chase Daniel completed 13 of 18 pass attempts for 86 yards in the Lions' 47-7 loss to the Buccaneers on Saturday.
Daniel played nearly the whole game but couldn't get anything going. Detroit's lone score came on a Jamal Agnew punt return. Daniel is likely to start Week 17 against Minnesota, but he won't be a recommended option for that one.