Lions in talks to trade QB Chase Daniel


As they search for ways to save cap space next season, the Lions are shopping their backup quarterback.

The club has had 'trade discussions with other teams' regarding Chase Daniel, according to Adam Schefter.

Daniel, who signed a three-year, $13.05 million contract with Detroit last offseason, has a cap hit of $5.3 million in 2021. Trading him would save the Lions $3.8 million, plus $5 million in 2022.

Should the Lions find a taker for Daniel, David Blough would become the primary backup for Jared Goff.

Detroit has already saved up to $11 million in cap space next season by cutting Desmond Trufant and reworking the contract of Jamie Collins. The salary cap could drop by as much as $18 million due to the financial impact of COVID-19.