Chase Daniel

New Orleans Saints quarterback Chase Daniel (10) celebrates his touchdown pass to wide receiver Joe Morgan in the second half of a preseason NFL football game against the Jacksonville Jaguars in New Orleans, Friday, Aug. 17, 2012. (AP Photo/Jonathan Bachman)

Jonathan Bachman

The Saints are evaluating their options at quarterback.

The team is hosting former backup quarterback Chase Daniel for a visit, a source confirmed.

ESPN first reported the news Sunday. 

Daniel spent four seasons with the Saints but left to join the Kansas City Chiefs in 2013. After three seasons there, he spent last season with the Philadelphia Eagles and was released this offseason. 

The quarterback is still owed $5 million in guarantees from the Eagles, and the deal has offset language, a league source told The Advocate. If the Saints were to sign him to a $1 million deal, for example, Philadelphia would owe him $4 million. 

The 30-year-old has completed 65.4 percent of his passes with one touchdown and one interception over 78 career attempts.

The Saints are interested in adding another quarterback to compete for the backup job with Luke McCown. If they find the right player, he could be groomed to become the starter when Drew Brees' time in New Orleans ends.

The organization hoped it found that guy when it selected Garrett Grayson in the third round of the 2015 draft, but he spent last season on the practice squad and will need to show progress to stick around this season.

McCown is entering the final year of his contract. He's owed $1.5 million, of which only $250,000 would stay behind if he does not make the team in 2017.

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