Jayden Daniels
Ht: Wt: Age: Exp: years College: Louisiana State Drafted: Undrafted
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Posted: 6/23/2024 10:33 pm GMT
Washington Commanders QB Jayden Daniels has impressed WR Terry McLaurin during the offseason program with his confidence and command of the offense. "It seemed like he knew the entire offense when we got there," McLaurin said on Friday, June 21. "He's in there calling the huddles through the walkthroughs. He's in there calling the plays, and he's extremely confident. It's a testament to his preparation and his studying that he did on his own. But also, I think the kid loves ball, and he has a good feel for the game."
Huddle Up: As a locked-in starter, Daniels is automatically on the fantasy radar in 2024. But given the fact that he can run with the football and is a promising passer, the No. 2 pick is a viable QB2 with upside from the jump and a player who could outperform his average draft position.
Posted: 6/16/2024 1:22 pm GMT
Washington Commanders QB Jayden Daniels appears to be "entrenched" as the team's starting quarterback, in the opinion of Ralph Vacchiano of FOX Sports. He received the bulk of the snaps with the offensive starters during mandatory minicamp and it is unlikely this situation will change once training camp begins.
Huddle Up: Assuming that Daniels begins the regular season as the Commanders' first-string quarterback, he can be considered a low-end QB1 or high-end QB2 option in most fantasy leagues because of his massive rushing upside. At this stage of his career, he also appears to be further along as a passer than most other dual-threat quarterbacks.
Posted: 6/14/2024 8:02 pm GMT
Washington Commanders first-round draft choice QB Jayden Daniels (Louisiana State) signed a four-year contract worth $37.7 million - including a $24.3 million signing bonus - on Friday, June 14. The deal includes a fifth-year team option.
Huddle Up: Daniels has yet to be named the starting quarterback in Washington, but it appears as if it will only be a matter of time before it happens during training camp. When it happens, the No. 2 overall choice in this spring's draft should immediately be considered a low-end fantasy QB1 at worst given his massive rushing upside. He is also much further along than most dual-threat quarterbacks as a passer, so he is much more than a one-trick pony.
Posted: 6/13/2024 5:03 pm GMT
Washington Commanders QBs Jayden Daniels and Marcus Mariota each saw significant snaps with the first team during the spring and nothing has been determined yet in regards to which one will start the season, according to head coach Dan Quinn on Thursday, June 13.
Huddle Up: By all accounts, Daniels has been sharp so far - a sentiment that Quinn confirmed Thursday. It would likely take a meltdown of epic proportions for the No. 2 overall pick in this spring's draft to not win the job. Assuming that is the case, Daniels' combination of anticipation and athleticism should make him a strong fantasy QB1 option right out of the gate.
Posted: 6/12/2024 10:47 pm GMT
Washington Commanders QB Jayden Daniels worked with the first-team offense during team drills at practice Tuesday, June 12, according to ESPN.com's John Keim.
Huddle Up: Daniels likely will be the starting quarterback for Washington this season, but it is not known if he will open training camp as the starter. He may be considered a No. 2 quarterback at this point but will have a chance to become a No. 1 fantasy quarterback during the season.
Posted: 5/08/2024 7:59 pm GMT
Washington Commanders QB Jayden Daniels said he has not been told if he will start right away, but the team said he will be the starter when he is ready.
Huddle Up: Daniels likely will enter training camp as the leading candidate for the starting job and should win the job if unless he struggles during practices and the preseason. He can be considered a No. 2 fantasy quarterback in fantasy leagues at the start of the season but could become a low-end No. 1 QB in some deeper leagues if he is productive.
Posted: 4/26/2024 12:21 am GMT
Louisiana State QB Jayden Daniels has been selected by the Washington Commanders with the second overall pick in the 2024 NFL Draft.
Huddle Up: Daniels should be the leading candidate for the starting job entering training camp and likely will be under center Week 1. He can be considered a No. 2 fantasy quarterback at this time but has the chance to become a low-end No. 1 fantasy QB early because of his running ability.
Posted: 4/20/2024 6:35 pm GMT
The New England Patriots "are prepared" to take a quarterback at No. 3 overall in the 2024 NFL Draft and are "high" on both LSU QB Jayden Daniels and North Carolina QB Drake Maye, per source on Saturday, April 20.
Posted: 4/20/2024 4:31 pm GMT
Updating a previous report, LSU QB Jayden Daniels has "real" interest in the Las Vegas Raiders and is "intrigued" by the Minnesota Vikings, per sources on Saturday, April 20.
Posted: 4/19/2024 7:23 pm GMT
Louisiana State University QB Jayden Daniels "has an interest in being other places" than with the Washington Commanders, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter during his appearance on the Pat McAfee Show on Friday, April 19.
Huddle Up: It should come as no surprise anymore when reports like this surface as teams do their best smokescreen jobs less than a week before the start of the draft. While anything is possible, this report seems like it could have happened after Daniels' agent expressed displeasure with Washington hosting four quarterbacks at roughly the same time earlier this week. It seems unlikely Daniels himself would object to throwing the ball to Terry McLaurin, Jahan Dotson, Zach Ertz and Austin Ekeler. If Daniels is truly not thrilled about Washington, the Minnesota Vikings and Las Vegas Raiders would seem to be the two most likely teams to trade up for him.
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