Browns rumors: Cleveland expected to pursue former Bears QB to backup Baker Mayfield
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Browns expected to pursue former Bears QB to backup Baker Mayfield

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The Cleveland Browns are expected to pursue quarterback Chase Daniel in free agency, according to Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports.

Of course, the Browns would bring in Daniel as a backup to Baker Mayfield.

Daniel spent the 2019 campaign with the Chicago Bears, playing in three games and making one start. During that time, he threw for 435 yards, three touchdowns and a couple of interceptions while completing 70.3 percent of his passes and posting a passer rating of 91.6.

The 33-year-old, who played his collegiate football at the University of Missouri, went undrafted but eventually landed with the New Orleans Saints in 2010.

He spent the first three years of his career with the Saints, but due to the presence of Drew Brees, Daniel barely saw the field, totaling nine pass attempts in New Orleans.

Daniel then linked up with the Kansas City Chiefs in 2013 and resided there for three seasons, making 10 appearances and starting a couple of games.

The Irving, Tx. native also played for the Philadelphia Eagles in 2016 and returned to the Saints for one year in 2017 before joining the Bears in 2018.

Over the course of his career, Daniel has started five contests and has thrown for 1,430 yards, seven touchdowns and five picks.

The Browns entered this past season with Super Bowl aspirations, but instead, they won just six games and failed to even qualify for the playoffs.

A big reason for Cleveland’s lack of success was the subpar play of Mayfield, who threw 22 touchdowns and 21 interceptions a year after setting the single-season rookie record with 27 touchdown passes.