Undrafted in 2009, quarterback Chase Daniel has done well for himself in the NFL.
How well? How about $10 million over three years from the Chiefs.
Per a source with knowledge of the contract, Daniel received a $3 million signing bonus. He’ll get a base salary of $750,000 in 2013.
In 2014, the base salary moves to $2.35 million, $1 million of which is fully guaranteed. He’ll earn a base salary of $3.75 million in 2015. In each year, Daniel is eligible for a $50,000 workout bonus.
The final two years are voidable, if Daniel throws for 2,000 yards and 12 touchdown passes in either of the first two seasons of the contract.
Daniel served as the backup to Drew Brees in New Orleans. Last year, Daniel essentially ran the team’s offseason program, since Brees was holding out.
Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson, whose minimum-salary rookie deal can’t be renegotiated for at least two more seasons, possibly is flabbergasted.