On Friday evening, the Chargers went out and signed former Saints and Lions quarterback Chase Daniel in what was a long-predicted move to add the veteran as a backup to Justin Herbert. Daniel also reunites with two of his former coaches in Brandon Staley and Joe Lombardi, whom he spent time with in Chicago and New Orleans, respectively.
Over his 11-year career, Daniel has played in 69 games (nice) with just five starts, throwing for 1,694 yards with eight touchdowns and seven picks. This past season, he appeared in four games for the Lions where he threw for 264 yards, one touchdown, and two interceptions.
The 34 year old is expected to play a mentoring role for Herbert as he begins his time with Lombardi as the team’s new offensive coordinator. While Staley has said the offense will be built from the ground up around their young passer, it should be expected to see a few similarities included from the Saints offense that Daniel spent a year in during the 2017 season.