By: Andrew Parker
We are heading into Week 5 of the 2019 NFL season and we have already lost a handful of starting quarterbacks across the league due to injury. Ben Roethlisberger, Cam Newton, Nick Foles, Drew Brees, and now Mitchell Trubisky have been sidelined after catching the injury bug.
It is the laundry list that just keeps growing.
We have seen some of those teams not miss a beat with the number two options coming in and performing well. Gardner Minshew took the league by storm, Teddy Bridgewater has led New Orleans to the top of the NFC South, and now we might just be able to add Chase Daniel to that list.
As soon as Trubisky left the game against the Vikings, Daniel entered the game and didn’t miss a beat. He came in and completed 22 of his 30 pass attempts for 195 yards and a touchdown. He did what he needed to do in order to secure the win for his team without turning the ball over.
That was the most you could have asked for from your backup quarterback coming in on the fly. A quarterback like Daniel won’t carry a team through the playoffs or win them a Super Bowl, but he can help guide the ship and be a game manager for Chicago until Trubisky returns from his injury.
Based on reports, it sounds like Daniel will only be needed for a few more weeks, and I think he gives the Bears a really good shot at winning every game he starts.
We shouldn’t forget that Daniel was once a Heisman Trophy finalist during his time at Mizzou, and has won some pretty big games throughout his career.
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