The Detroit Lions got their butts kicked by the Tampa Bays Bucs on Saturday afternoon and Chase Daniel became a topic of conversation during the garbage time portion of the game.
Early in the first quarter, Daniel entered the game to replace injured Lions starting QB Matthew Stafford.
And now the injured Lions’ QB Matthew Stafford has gone to the locker room. Lions’ backup Chase Daniel will be entering the game.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) December 26, 2020
Not only were fans shocked that Daniel was still in the league, but they were surprised to learn that he had somehow made nearly $40 million during his career despite not getting much playing time.
$38M of career earnings.
More than $10M each from Chiefs, Eagles and Bears.
First ballot Hall of Famer in the Business of Football.
— Andrew Brandt (@AndrewBrandt) December 26, 2020
How has Chase Daniel made $38 million over the course of his career and not garnered more attention? That is mind-blowing.
— Bonta Hill (@BontaHill) December 26, 2020
Chase Daniel has 8 TD, 7 INT, a career 10% sack rate, and $38 million in career earnings.
— Chris Paul Towers (@CTowersCBS) December 26, 2020
Chase Daniel really on pace to make 50 million over his career and has only thrown 1600 yards 8tds and 7ints lol pic.twitter.com/XioG7U6XTa
— Lawrence (@LawrenceCurtis_) December 26, 2020
Chase Daniel should be arrested for robbery. pic.twitter.com/sJ07E6BeUw
— Coast Trash (@Coast__Trash) December 26, 2020
Being a career backup QB seems like a solid gig.