Backup NFL quarterbacks may not get the deals that receive headlines from sports media outfits.
However, their pay is still better than most people.
Wouldn’t you trade your job with them?
Think about it: they also train with the team but aren’t expected to do much unless that starter gets injured.
While they sit on the bench for most, if not the entire game, the dollars trickle in.
Coaches might ask them to do other things like holding the clipboard or checking their opponent’s tendencies.
That way, they are also getting first-hand training in becoming a football coach.
It’s possible that Chase Daniel could coach after his NFL career.
The former Missouri standout has spent more time on the sidelines than on the field throughout his career.
But even if he doesn’t get to play much, his bank account should be hefty.
Chase Daniel will surpass $41,000,000 in earnings this year
which ranks #62 all-time in NFL QB earnings
he’s started 5 games total in his 13 years
and averaged 6.5 YPA
an absolute backup QB legend pic.twitter.com/2CupqZ6Sop
— Warren Sharp (@SharpFootball) June 28, 2022
NBC Sports’ Warren Sharp tweeted, “Chase Daniel will surpass $41,000,000 in earnings this year which ranks #62 all-time in NFL QB earnings. He’s started 5 games total in his 13 years and averaged 6.5 YPA. An absolute backup QB legend.”
No wonder the short Floyd Mayweather clip works with the tweet.
Chase Daniel’s Contract History
His most lucrative NFL contract was the three-year, $21 million deal that made him a part of the Philadelphia Eagles from 2016 to 2018.
He also had a three-year, $10 million contract from the Kansas City Chiefs before that.
The Detroit Lions also gave him a three-year, $13 million contract that would have been good until 2022.
However, he signed with the Los Angeles Chargers last season for a one-year, $2 million deal.
The Chargers are the sixth NFL team he suited up for.
Daniel also got a total of $3 million from his contracts with the New Orleans Saints.
Finally, he signed a two-year, $10 million deal to suit up for the Chicago Bears from 2018 to 2019.