The Washington Redskins currently have three quarterbacks on the roster. That could change depending on what happens with Robert Griffin III. If released, another QB could enter the picture. Perhaps one with previous ties to the Redskins.
Warpaint Illustrated's Nick Athan reported the Redskins have interest in quarterback Chase Daniel.
Kansas City is expected to move or release one of its four quarterbacks with Daniel or Aaron Murray the likely option. The pair back up starter Alex Smith along with fourth-string Tyler Bray, who signed an extension this week.
The combination of Daniels' contract plus Murray's youth/potential could make the veteran the odd man out. Athan suggests Daniel "would be an ideal fit for Jay Gruden's offense" in Washington.
Daniel, who was with the Redskins in 2009, spent the past two seasons in Kansas City. He made two starts in the span, including 19-7 win over San Diego last season in Week 17 that eliminated the Chargers from the playoffs. The capabale 28-year-old is considered one of the better backups in the NFL and QB "1-A" in Kansas City in the eyes of some. Daniel is entering the final year of an original three-year deal with a $4.8 million cap hit for 2015.
With Griffin's rock star status a potential distraction and his $16 million contract next season becoming guaranteed with a serious injury, the Redskins could decide to part ways with the 2012 Rookie of the Year before Week 1. Some have suggested Kansas City as a potential or at least ideal landing spot for Griffin.
What this means: Daniel isn't a world-beater, but he seems like the kind of QB Jon Gruden would have tried using during his coaching days. That doesn't mean Jay Gruden would, but the Redskins don't have an established option at this moment. Even if Cousins shines, he is also entering the final year of his contract. Daniel is arguably better than McCoy, but not worth the cost of a mid-round pick. That's not the same as suggesting he wouldn't be an interesting if available at a lower cost. Anyway, until Griffin's situation becomes clear, the Redskins won't be adding another QB. Of course, that could change any minute.