I am happy to see Chase here, but in no way no I expect him to be TQBOTF. He is more likely to become our starting RB. Well maybe not, but he can pick up yards with his legs.
I like my buddy "@FantasyDouche" on Twitter's theory:
I think the Chiefs may have arbitraged our asses with the Chase Daniel signing.They basically signed a guy who probably has as much EV as the top QB in the draft, and didn't give up any draft picks to do it.The Chiefs got a guy who has a pretty similar resume to Geno, has NFL experience, they didn't give anything up
Here's an explanation that I'm not saying is necessarily true, but fits all the facts.
The Chiefs liked Chase Daniel and felt like there was a chance that he might be their guy. But they're not 100% confident.
So they pick up Alex Smith as a hedge and give up a 2nd. and some other stuff that's conditional. But, if Daniel outplays Smith...
Then the conditional picks go away, and the Chiefs still got a starting QB for only a 2nd round pick and salaries.
And then even Alex Smith's salary is probably something that they could get away from after this year.
Like I said, can't say that's what happened, but it does fit all of the facts.
He also wrote an article about Chase Daniel's NFL comparables you can read here. In summary, he compares to:Also, Chase is almost as big as Geno, and they have similar college resumes (Geno threw less INTs though to be fair).
I agree. I think the Chiefs are willing to allow Daniel to win the job during the spring. Daniel wasn't going to supplant Drew Brees, but he doesn't have any kind of hard ceiling to break through in KC. I think he'll have every opportunity to pull a Russell Wilson this spring.
It's good motivation for Alex Smith anyway if we have a strong backup then he will fight that much harder for this position cause he won't want to lose another starting gig being that it may be his last opportunity
Maybe this is an investment for next year. Reid has the knack for turning QB's into decent picks. Interesting post from AP