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Chase Daniel agrees to terms with Chiefs

Chase Daniel, Daniel Te'o-Nesheim

New Orleans Saints quarterback Chase Daniel (10) passes as Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive end Daniel Te’o-Nesheim (50) rushes in the second half of an NFL football game at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans, Sunday, Dec. 16, 2012. (AP Photo/Bill Feig)


Earlier on Tuesday, there was a report that the Jets were interested in adding Chase Daniel to their quarterback version of The Hunger Games.

They might have been interested, but Daniel apparently wasn’t willing to engage in a competition with Mark Sanchez, David Garrard, Greg McElroy and anyone else the Jets dig up this offseason.

Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that Daniel has reached agreement in principle on a three-year deal with the Chiefs. That would likely mean Daniel’s leaving his post as Drew Brees’ backup to serve in the same role behind Alex Smith. Moving ahead of Smith may not be the unscalable mountain that Brees presents in New Orleans, but the new Chief signal caller does have two more years left on his deal.

Daniel has thrown nine regular season passes in his NFL career. If Smith remains healthy and effective, he likely won’t be adding too many throws to that total in 2013.