Another Backup NFL Quarterback Scores A Huge Deal, It Never Stops Being Funny

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David Hookstead Sports And Entertainment Editor
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NFL backup quarterback Chase Daniel has reportedly agreed to terms with the Chicago Bears, and it’s another reminder of our favorite time of free agency.

NFL Network reporter Ian Rapoport tweeted Wednesday morning, “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.”

There is nothing more entertaining than backup quarterbacks scoring huge deals. My two favorite by far are Matt Flynn signing a big deal with the Seahawks and then never playing, and Mike Glennon going to the Bears in order to start only a couple games.

This deal for Daniel isn’t too far behind. The craziest part is that this dude has made more than $20 million since 2015, and has only thrown three passes. Three passes for north of $20 million!

I have so much respect for the hustle of Daniel and all the other backups. I want my kids to win a bunch of Super Bowls, but honestly, maybe just being a career backup is a better deal. You don’t get hurt, you still make a ton of money and CTE is almost certainly not an issue.

The best part, and we all know this to be true, is if Daniel plays a couple games this year and does well he’ll sign a monster offseason deal next year. At which point you’ll be able to find him laughing all the way to the bank.

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