The Detroit Lions have announced that Chase Daniel is on the trading block. Big Whoop. A mid level backup is on the trading block.
With that being said, I am pretty certain Belichick would rather hire Eric Mangini to be on his coaching staff than move forward with Jarrett Stidham and Brian Hoyer as his quarterbacks.
Chase Daniel would at least be a serviceable backup while the Pats groom a young rookie for the starting job.
I am not saying this does all that much for the Lions, but if Daniel really is on the trading block then this would be a good destination.
Daniel has managed to float around the league for over a decade now — having spent four years in New Orleans, three in Kansas City, two in Chicago and one apiece in both Detroit and Philadelphia.
Chase has played 11 seasons, a total of 261 pass attempts, a 2-3 record as a starting quarterback and 8 career touchdown passes.
Yet despite such a lengthy career with little returns, ESPN’s Adam Schefter is reporting that Daniel has been the subject of trade talks in Detroit.
Lions have had trade discussions with other teams regarding their backup QB Chase Daniel, per sources. Daniel has been considered an ideal mentor for young QBs, something he learned from Drew Brees during their time together in New Orleans.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 8, 2021
Would Belichick and the Patriots benefit from a veteran back-up if they select a rookie early?