Veteran quarterback Chase Daniel intends to sign with the Chicago Bears, a league source told ESPN, confirming multiple reports.
Daniel will serve as former second overall pick Mitchell Trubisky‘s primary backup.
Daniel was coached by new Bears head coach Matt Nagy for three years in Kansas City.
Bears general manger Ryan Pace said at last month’s NFL scouting combine that quarterback Mike Glennon will be released after the new league year begins.
Daniel, 31, has spent nine years as a backup with the New Orleans Saints, Kansas City Chiefs and Philadelphia Eagles — making two career starts in Kansas City from 2013-2014. But the former undrafted rookie from Missouri is still hoping to prove he can be a late bloomer in the vein of Nick Foles and Case Keenum.
Daniel (6-foot, 225 pounds) originally joined the Saints in Week 1 of the 2009 season after being released by the Washington Redskins following the preseason. He spent four years backing up Drew Brees before signing more lucrative deals with the Chiefs and Eagles.
He thought he might get a chance to start in Philadelphia when he signed a three-year, $21 million deal in 2016, but the Eagles traded up in the draft to select Carson Wentz. Daniel returned to the Saints a year later after asking for his release.
ESPN’s Mike Triplett contributed to this report.