Former Saints backup QB Chase Daniel calls it a career, announces full-time shift to media

We’re on to the next chapter in Chase Daniel’s career. The former New Orleans Saints backup quarterback announced his retirement from pro football and full-time turn to the media in 2023, where he’s working a number of gigs with NFL Network, The Athletic, and The 33rd Team, among other outlets.

Daniel’s NFL career took off when he signed with the Saints practice squad, having been waived by Washington after not being picked in the 2009 NFL draft; the former Missouri Tigers quarterback was a memorable presence on the Saints sidelines from 2009 to 2012 (and again in 2017), and he’s gone on to do really well for himself around the league as a backup.

You’d be hard-pressed to find a quarterback who has earned more money per pass attempt than Daniel. He earned $41.8 million in his 14-year career with seven different teams, starting just five games along the way. Teams continued to value him as a veteran backup and resource for young starters like Justin Herbert, Mitchell Trubisky, and Carson Wentz, among others over the years even if he rarely got on the field.

Good luck to Daniel on his next turn in the media. He had a part-time role with NFL Network last season while backing up Herbert with the Los Angeles Chargers, but now he’s focusing more heavily on those pursuits.

Story originally appeared on Saints Wire