Chase Daniel continues to play the offseason NFL game perfectly, expected to land $7 million backup role
Yes, Chase Daniel is still an active player in the NFL.
If you aren’t a die-hard NFL fan you may not have known that, considering he’s only thrown 78 passes in his eight-year pro career for New Orleans, Kansas City, Philadephia and back to New Orleans. Despite his lack of an on-the-field role, Daniel continues to cash in seemingly each and every NFL offseason.
The all-time great QB for Missouri is expected to land a free agent deal from Chicago this offseason. He’ll be given $7 million guaranteed by the Bears to backup up Mitch Trubisky for one season according to NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport. Not a bad deal at all.
The #Bears are expected to sign QB Chase Daniel to a 2-year deal worth $10 million, source said. He gets $7 million guaranteed and… it’s voidable after 1 year. That’s huge, in case something happens and he becomes this year’s Nick Foles. He’d be a free agent in 2019.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 14, 2018
This isn’t the first time Daniel has worked the system, either, as the former Mizzou legend has now racked up over $25 million in earnings at the NFL level according to MMQB contributor Andrew Brandt. With only 51 career completions in his NFL career, Daniel has made nearly $500,000 for each one.
Brandt’s followers had a good time with that knowledge:
I want to be Chase Daniel when I grow up
— laura robinson (@laurarobinsontv) March 14, 2018
When I grow up, I want to be a backup QB in the NFL… in all seriousness, good job @ChaseDaniel MIZ!!
— Jaret Gordon (@jaretgordon) March 14, 2018
Possibly a contender for most dollars earned per pass attempt in a career? He'll be approaching $32mil for 78 lifetime attempts with none in 2018.
— Rick Taylor (@bluesloverEC) March 14, 2018