Chase Daniel is going back to New Orleans.
On Wednesday, ESPN’s Adam Caplan reported that the former Missouri quarterback will sign a one-year deal with the New Orleans Saints to serve as a backup to Drew Brees. Daniel spent the first three seasons of his NFL career, from 2010-12, in New Orleans as a reserve signal-caller. He totaled 55 yards passing there before stints with the Kansas City Chiefs (2013-15) and Philadelphia Eagles (2016).
#Saints are signing Chase Daniel to a one-year deal, source said.
— Adam Caplan (@caplannfl) March 29, 2017
Daniel was at Missouri during some of the Tigers’ best moments under former coach Gary Pinkel. Daniel threw for 12,515 yards with 101 touchdowns and 41 interceptions at Mizzou from 2005-09.
His best season as a professional came in 2013, when he threw for 248 yards with the Chiefs. He threw for 16 yards in one game last year.
The Saints went 7-9 in 2016.