Chase Daniel's signing helps Chiefs

March, 12, 2013
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I like the Kansas City Chiefs’ move to get Chase Daniel to be their backup quarterback.

With the Alex Smith trade official, the Chiefs are in much better shape at quarterback than they were a year ago. Smith and Daniel are big upgrades over Matt Cassel (who should be cut any time now) and Brady Quinn. Ricky Stanzi is currently still the No. 3 quarterback in Kansas City.

Daniel -- a former star at Missouri -- like Smith, is a good fit for Andy Reid’s West Coast offense. Daniel was sought after in free agency and I consider it a coup for the Chiefs to get him.

The Chiefs probably don’t need to address the quarterback position in the draft this year, at least not in the high rounds. I’m not saying the Smith-Daniel combination will solve the Chiefs’ quarterback issues for the next several years. But it is an upgrade at the most important position on the field.

Bill Williamson | email

ESPN Oakland Raiders reporter

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