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An unproven, young quarterback could get some attention in free agency.
The Arizona Cardinals are going to "exhaust every resource" this offseason to solve their problems with the quarterback position. They might draft a quarterback early in the draft, they might renegotiate Kevin Kolb's contract and go with him. They might bring someone in in free agency. They might trade for someone.
All of it has been discussed and we will continue to debate it here on this great site.
However, among all the names -- Kolb, Geno Smith, Matt Barkley, Alex Smith. Matt Cassel, Matt Moore, Brian Hoyer, Drew Stanton, etc -- there is one that has yet to come up until now. That would be Chase Daniel, who was drew Brees' backup in New Orleans. Yet, suddenly, he is on the radar of people around the league.
Tweeted ESPN's Adam Schefter:
One sleeper free-agent QB to watch - who will draw interest - is New Orleans' Chase Daniel. In right spot, could challenge for starting job.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 6, 2013
Now the latter statement could simply be true because of the bad quarterback situations on several teams (Cardinals included). However, Daniel possibly could fit the profile of a guy head coach Bruce Arians would want.
Tweeted Adam Caplan:
Now, Arians has not worked with Daniel, nor is there a lot of tape on him. Depending on the contract, he could be a huge risk.
It seems unlikely that Daniel would be a target of the Cardinals, but not because of his talent. They already have Kevin Kolb under contract, although that could change. They still have John Skelton and Ryan Lindley. They are expected to tender restricted free agent Brian Hoyer.
I could see Arizona bringing in Daniel as a possible backup, but with Hoyer, it would be unnecessary.
However, Daniel certainly could be an intriguing possibility. The problem? Arizona doesn't really need a player that is unproven and was not brought up under Arians. They are better off drafting someone. He will be cheaper and he can develop in the Cardinals' system.
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