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NEW ORLEANS - FEBRUARY 09: (L-R) New Orleans Saints Quarterback Drew Brees #9, and teammates Mark Brunell #11 and Chase Daniel #10 celebrates during the New Orleans Saints Super Bowl XLIV Victory Parade on February 9, 2010 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Skip Bolen/Getty Images)
Sooner or later, the Drew Brees-New Orleans Saints contract impasse will end. The most likely outcome is a lavish deal that keeps the star quarterback in the fold for years to come. But while both camps can then claim victory for negotiating the terms most favorable to their respective sides, there will be no debate about who was the biggest winner from this lengthy haggling. Chase Daniel. With an unsigned Brees not attending the team's offseason program, his understudy has the luxury of playing with the Saints' first-team offense. Such work is welcomed considering Brees usually gets most if not all of the starting snaps. In three NFL seasons with New Orleans, Daniel has attempted just eight regular-season passes, exclusively in mop-up duty. "I feel comfortable stepping into the role I'm in," Daniel recently told me and co-host Gil Brandt on SiriusXM NFL Radio. "I really have been bonding with the first-team receivers and the line. "Given this opportunity I have right now, I ca...
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