Until the New Orleans Saints can complete a new deal with pro bowl quarterback Drew Brees, former Missouri quarterback Chase Daniel will be handling the teams’ starting quarterback duties.
“Right now it’s a great opportunity for myself to go in and show the type of skills I have progressed since I have been here with the Saints, and really earn the trust of the guys,” Daniel said in a post at nola.com. “It’s a great opportunity for me. I am looking forward to it. Obviously Drew runs the ship. I am just here to get ready.”
Daniel started by beating Brees’ home run derby record at a Heath Evans Softball Showdowns charity game last week.
Saints safety Roman Harper is excited about Daniel taking over for different reasons.
“I’m actually going to really enjoy it,” a grinning Harper said in a post at the Sporting News.
“We’re learning a new defense, and we really don’t know left from right in a lot of this stuff, so you don’t want to get taken advantage of with Drew,” Harper said. “You know he’s going to pick us apart anyway, so why not get out here and learn what we can and can’t do against Chase.”