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Chase Daniel's contract with Saints will give Eagles little cap relief

Chase Daniel's contract with Saints will give Eagles little cap relief

After his long and illustrious career with the Eagles, in which he never threw an incomplete pass, Chase Daniel has agreed to contract terms to rejoin the Saints.

Daniel, who spent the 2009 through 2012 seasons backing up Drew Brees in New Orleans, spent 2013 through 2015 with the Chiefs and last year with the Eagles, where he went 1 for 1 for 16 yards and a passer rating of 118.8.

According to ProFootballTalk, the one-year deal is worth just $900,000, which means the Eagles are on the hook for $4.1 million of Daniel's guaranteed 2017 salary of $5 million thanks to offsetting language in his deal with the Birds. 

Daniel's deal with the Saints does give the Eagles $900,000 in cap relief, but he'll still count $6.1 million in dead money under their 2017 cap instead of the $7 million he would have counted had he not signed with another team.

The Eagles unloaded Daniel earlier this month after he requested his release. They signed former third-round pick Nick Foles, who started 24 games with the Eagles from 2012 through 2014, to back up Carson Wentz.

The Eagles now have nearly $12 million in dead money in 2017 thanks to quarterbacks they have unloaded. Sam Bradford will count $5.5 million against this year's cap.

Factoring in Wentz's $6.063 million cap figure and Foles' $1.6 million number, the Eagles will have about $19.26 million in cap money devoted to various quarterbacks.

Nick Foles leads entire NFL in player sales merchandise this offseason

Nick Foles leads entire NFL in player sales merchandise this offseason

Everyone knows the plan is for Nick Foles to eventually head back to the bench in favor of Carson Wentz.

Apparently, Eagles fans just didn’t care.

Because when the NFLPA Top 50 Player Sales list for the first quarter of 2018 was released on Thursday, Foles was right at the top for all officially licensed merchandise from March 1-May 31.

Here’s the top 10:

1. Nick Foles
2. Tom Brady 
3. Carson Wentz
4. Saquon Barkley
5. Dak Prescott
6. Aaron Rodgers
7. Ezekiel Elliott
8. Jimmy Garoppolo
9. Odell Beckham Jr. 
10. Derek Carr

That means the NFC East took six of the top 10 spots, which is pretty wild.

But it’s even crazier to think that Foles went from starting last season as a backup to having more products with his likeness sold this offseason than any other player in the league, including the guy whose job he took and who is expected to take it back. He also beat that guy who didn’t catch a pass in the Super Bowl.

We definitely saw a Super Bowl spike in this list, starting with Foles, who led all players in photography products sold. I guess everyone wanted an image of him catching the football on the "Philly Special" or perhaps something with the now famous photo of Foles with his infant daughter. On the previous list from last year (from March 1, 2017-Feb. 28), Foles was at No. 22, so we should have seen this coming. Wentz held steady at No. 3, despite the injury and missing the Super Bowl.

Here’s every Eagle on the new list with their ranking on the last in parenthesis:

1. Nick Foles (22)
3. Carson Wentz (3) 
13. Zach Ertz (17)
33. Alshon Jeffery (43)
34. Brandon Graham (N/A)
46. Fletcher Cox (N/A)

The only Eagles player to drop out of the top 50 is Jay Ajayi (45), who is entering the final year of his current contract.

It’ll be interesting to see how long Foles can stay at or near the top of the list, especially if he starts the season on the bench. But based on the way most Eagles fans have celebrated the win in Super Bowl LII, Foles merchandise isn’t going out of fashion anytime soon.

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