3 backup QBs to sign if Chase Daniel leaves/retires

By Hans Themistode
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The quarterback position is incredibly vital to every team’s success. After all, essentially the entire offense goes as far as he’s able to carry them. Secretly, the second most important position is the backup QB spot.

In the blink of an eye, a squad's starting signal-caller can hit the turf thanks to a violent hit and be forced to miss a huge chunk of time. If an adequate backup isn’t on their roster, said team will stumble into mediocrity.

For the Los Angeles Chargers, Chase Daniel was an ideal backup QB. He posed no true threat to Justin Herbert and at the age of 36, he knew exactly who he was, purely a backup. In 70 career games, Daniel only started five of those contests, winning just twice.

There’s a huge possibility that Daniel decides to call it quits. He’s no longer under contract with the Chargers and even if he decides to return to the league, will the Chargers want him back? Probably not. So who can replace him next season? Surprisingly, the franchise has a ton of options. We’ll tell you who they should keep a close eye on.