Bears free agency: QB Chase Daniel rejoins Ryan Pace, Matt Nagy as backup
The Bears found Mitch Trubisky a mentor who knows new head coach Matt Nagy’s offense.
Chase Daniel, who played for Nagy on the Chiefs and under general manager Ryan Pace on the Saints, agreed to a two-year deal worth a reported $7 million guaranteed and $10 million overall on Wednesday.
In eight seasons — during which he’s made $24 million — the Missouri alum has started only two games. The Bears hope Daniel, who turns 32 in October, can be a sounding board for their second-year quarterback. His knowledge of Nagy’s system — he played for the Chiefs from 2013-15 before joining the Eagles — should help Trubisky understand the new system faster.
Daniel spent last season backing up Drew Brees on the Saints, where he also spent the first three years of his career.
“He’s a great quarterback to have in the room,” Brees, who trains with Daniel in San Diego, told New Orleans reporters on Wednesday. “We had a great relationship, there were a lot of things that I would come to the sideline and ask his opinion about. … He was always a great sounding board for me.”‘