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Jets taking in a Chase Daniel free agent visit after the Saints

20 March, 2017, 21:59 | Author: Alberta Rodriguez
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The Saints are hosting free-agent quarterback Chase Daniel, a source familiar with the situation confirmed Sunday afternoon.

The Jets, who are still in search of a veteran quarterback, hosted Josh McCown over the weekend, wining and dining him in New York City.

The Saints have Luke McCown, who will make $1.5 million in the final year of his contract, but Daniel is five years younger. Daniel reportedly wanted a chance to compete for a starting job elsewhere after getting stuck behind rookie Carson Wentz in Philadelphia a year ago.

Daniel most recently spent a year with the Philadelphia Eagles. Instead, Bradford was traded to Minnesota at the last minute and Daniel instead backed up Wentz.

After one season in Philadelphia, in which he completed his only pass attempt for 16 yards, Daniel was released by the Eagles on March 13.

Daniel was a Heisman Trophy finalist in 2007 and 2008 and led Missouri football into a brief period of relevance while the school still played in the Big 12.

A familiar face is making a business visit with the New Orleans Saints.

The Jets have been linked to just about every available quarterback on the free agent market this offseason as they try to find someone to compete in training camp with youngsters Bryce Petty and Christian Hackenberg, two signal-callers that are now not considered serious contenders to start the 2017 season. It's clear the team is looking for another veteran option wherever they can find one, with Mike Glennon and Tyrod Taylor no longer available.

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