Stop with the Chase Daniel talk….Please

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Sep 13, 2015; Houston, TX, USA; Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith (11) runs to the locker room after the game against the Houston Texans at NRG Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports

After the disastrous debacle that was the Kansas City Chiefs effort on Monday Night Football against the Green Bay Packers, many fans have taken to basically any forum available to preach for, beg, demand Chase Daniel. Reasons have been wide ranging, from the quasi logical to the totally outrageous.

This week, we’ll explain why Daniel is not the answer at quarterback, and why the answer at quarterback probably isn’t on the current roster. Should be noted preseason performances are discounted because they are preseason performances. If you are old enough to remember Jesse Haynes,  it will all make sense.

First point will be the most obvious but what is apparently being overlooked, and that’s Daniel and his stats. Laughably, the discussion heard this past week centered on the belief, albeit it wrong, that Daniel will push the ball up the field for this offense. That if Andy Reid makes the move to Daniel, the offense will open up. Simply put, Chase Daniel is more of a check down quarterback then Smith.

The stats play that out. In his two starts as a Chief, Daniel has completed 37 passes on 57 attempts, for a 65% completion percentage. He’s thrown for a total of 357 yards. For those who are bad at math, or want me to do it, Daniel is averaging less then 10 yards per completion, 9.6 yards. That’s bad. In comparison, Smith’s yards per completion since he joined the Chiefs is 10.8.

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