Chase Daniel to Visit Jets After Already Visiting Saints

Posted March 20, 2017

The Saints are hosting free-agent quarterback Chase Daniel, a source familiar with the situation confirmed Sunday afternoon.

The news came down just hours after veteran Josh McCown left the team's facility in Florham Park, New Jersey, without a contract.

Continuing their meandering quarterback search, the New York Jets have shifted their attention to a player who has attempted only three passes over the past two seasons - Chase Daniel.

Even if the Saints sign Daniel as their backup, they could consider drafting a quarterback this year.

The Jets hosted free agent Josh McCown over the weekend - they dined Saturday night at a popular NY steakhouse - but he left Sunday without a contract. The career backup signed a three-year, $21 million deal with the Eagles last season but asked for and was granted his release after Philadelphia traded for Nick Foles last week. With two career regular season starts (both with the Chiefs) and 78 career pass attempts (65.4 percent completion rate), it's hard to judge what Daniel can do one way or another with any confidence.

Daniel is back on the market after requesting his release from the Eagles earlier this month. The Jets, reportedly, aren't interested in signing former 49ers free agent Colin Kaepernick.

Cutler is expected to visit the Jets at some point.

The Jets had expressed interest in Daniel, 30, last offseason while their contract negotiations with Ryan Fitzpatrick were at a standstill.