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Daniels '100%' OK with Commanders despite reported displeasure with visit

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Jayden Daniels apparently has no qualms about joining the Washington Commanders despite speculation the quarterback would prefer to land elsewhere.

"I'm blessed to go wherever I'm called," said Daniels on Wednesday, according to Sam Fortier of The Washington Post. "Whoever calls my phone, (when the) commissioner gets up and says my name, I'll be blessed, and they're going to get my all."

When asked again if that meant he would be happy to be picked at No. 2 by Washington, Daniels said, "Yeah. 100%."

With Caleb Williams seemingly locked in at No. 1 to the Chicago Bears, Daniels has become the favorite to go second overall in recent weeks, overtaking fellow quarterback Drake Maye.

The speculation that Daniels wasn't happy about going to the Commanders was fueled by his agent liking several social media posts criticizing Washington for hosting four quarterbacks for visits - Daniels, Maye, J.J. McCarthy, and Michael Penix Jr.

The former LSU star's camp had expected a one-on-one meeting with Washington and was disappointed with the club's unorthodox approach, Adam Schefter of ESPN later reported.

Moreover, Daniels is interested in landing with the Las Vegas Raiders - who own the No. 13 overall pick - to reunite with coach Antonio Pierce, and the feeling is mutual, according to Dan Graziano of ESPN.

After winning the Heisman Trophy and leading the best offense in college football last season, the 23-year-old catapulted into the top echelon of 2024 quarterback prospects.

Daniels finished the 2023 campaign with 40 touchdown passes, tied for the most in the country, and the third-most passing yards with 3,812. He also rushed for 1,134 yards and 10 scores.

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