National Football League free agency: Ex-Eagles QB Chase Daniel visiting Saints, report says

The Jets had 37-year-old McCown in town over the weekend, but were unable to get a deal done, perhaps because Maccagnan seems determined to do his due diligence before signing a quarterback.

Chase Daniel, the former Eagles and Saints backup, is visiting with the Jets on Monday a source confirmed.

Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that Chase Daniel will be in for a visit. Instead, Bradford was traded to Minnesota at the last minute and Daniel instead backed up Wentz. Scheduled to make $5 million in 2017, Daniel was released on March 15 and replaced by Nick Foles.

Daniel mentored Eagles rookie Carson Wentz last season and could be a could be an asset in the progression of the Jets' two young quarterbacks, Christian Hackenberg and Bryce Petty.

After his contract with the Chiefs expired, Daniel signed a free agent deal with the Philadelphia Eagles that made him the highest-paid backup in the National Football League, at $7 million per year.

Daniel is reportedly looking for another starting role, but he definitely won't have that with the Saints, at least for another year until Brees is a free agent.

Daniel will turn 31 next season, which is nothing when you consider McCown is 37 and has already played for seven teams.

A native of Irving, Texas, Daniel left the Saints in time for the 2013 season, signing with the Kansas City Chiefs, with whom he played for 3 seasons, passing for 409 yards and one touchdown.

  • Julie Sanders