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Chase Daniel will get paid plenty by the Eagles to play for the Saints

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Chase Daniel has returned to the Saints, after stints in Kansas City and Philadelphia. Thanks to his contract with the Eagles, the vast majority of his compensation for 2017 won’t come from the team that now employs him.

Per a source with knowledge of the contract, the Saints will pay Daniel a guaranteed base salary of $900,000. Since he had $5 million in fully-guaranteed salary from the Eagles in 2017, he’ll get the remaining $4.1 million from them.

Daniel also can earn up to $3 million in incentives. Because the Eagles agreed to reduce the offset to $2 million, they would get the first $1.1 million of any incentive payments, with Daniel keeping the rest. If my math is correct (and it rarely is), this means that Daniel can make up to $6.9 million in 2017.

Other teams offered better deals than the Saints did, but Daniel chose to return to New Orleans. Although Drew Brees has shown no signs of slowing down at 38, Daniel surely realizes that he possibly will be replacing Brees at some point — especially with Brees entering the last year of his current contract and having no desire to extend it.

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31 Responses to “Chase Daniel will get paid plenty by the Eagles to play for the Saints”
  1. nfl fan says: Mar 30, 2017 9:42 AM

    Oh, that’s what Jeffrey Lurie was referring to when he said the Eagles were the “Gold Standard”.

  2. yousoldout714 says: Mar 30, 2017 9:45 AM

    I thought he asked for his release….

  3. ipeefreelyagain says: Mar 30, 2017 9:51 AM

    Good morning. This is your surprise audit from your readers. — Who offered Chase Daniel > 6.9 MM$ per year?

    -5 pts. Please cite your sources.

  4. autoriot says: Mar 30, 2017 9:51 AM

    Daniel will never replace Brees. Saints took him because of familiarity and the bargain he represented. If and when Brees ever retires, they will probably throw him in the trash can just like they, the Chiefs and the Eagles already have. He’s not a starter.

  5. chuckymaloof says: Mar 30, 2017 9:51 AM

    What a great gig for this guy. I’m sure he has aspirations to be a starter, but he had made a pretty good living for himself without having to do much on the field. Well done sir.

  6. tonyzendejas says: Mar 30, 2017 9:53 AM

    to “play” for the Saints

  7. flakeybiscuits says: Mar 30, 2017 9:56 AM

    Wish my old employer paid me my full salary while I work where I do now

  8. anarchopurplism says: Mar 30, 2017 10:04 AM

    Oh, so maybe the Johnny story WAS about leverage. Hmmm…..

    Too bad that doesn’t fit the liberal narrative of a pouting anti-western civilization activist currently on the QB re-tread list.

  9. savethebs says: Mar 30, 2017 10:17 AM

    yousoldout714 says:
    Mar 30, 2017 9:45 AM

    I thought he asked for his release….


    Exactly. Why would they agree to release him without him letting them off the hook for part of that salary?

  10. jag1959 says: Mar 30, 2017 10:22 AM

    yousoldout714 says:
    Mar 30, 2017 9:45 AM
    I thought he asked for his release…

    He did. He asked for free money and Philly gave it to him.
    We should all be so lucky, it’s good to be Chase. Kind of ironic he landed with the Saints, they are usually the ones paying players outrageous money to play for someone else.

  11. cmtumd says: Mar 30, 2017 10:22 AM

    Assuming his incentives are tied to things like not dropping his clipboard while on the sidelines.

  12. phillycheez says: Mar 30, 2017 11:04 AM

    It’s insane how much money is wasted by NFL franchises. They seemingly are unaffected by shelling out huge amounts of money for what amounts to nothing as a result of poor decision making. What’s worse is that they pass on the bill to their customers in the form of outrageous ticket prices, crazy concession prices, and inventive new ways to extract money for nothing, aka PSL’s.

  13. tom4121 says: Mar 30, 2017 11:06 AM

    another steller job by the 3 morons – lurie-howie-dougie

  14. eaglesw00t says: Mar 30, 2017 11:26 AM

    Man, its awesome that Eagles season ticket holders got an almost 10% increase in ticket prices this season.

    To pay for this malarkey…

  15. yousoldout714 says: Mar 30, 2017 11:29 AM

    The Browns are working on a deal with Philly where they pick up the debt and the rights to a 76ers player stashed in the EuroLeague….for a 3rd Round pick….won’t get that kinda news from Tony Grossi

  16. boisestatewhodat says: Mar 30, 2017 11:36 AM

    How do you know he has no desire to extend his contract? Brees will be with the Saints for the foreseeable future…

  17. briang123 says: Mar 30, 2017 11:55 AM

    Bravo to the Eagles for admitting a mistake and moving on. How many games are wasted by teams refusing to admit a mistake because of a guy’s salary? Osweiler should have been benched 5 weeks earlier last season, for example.

  18. omeimontis says: Mar 30, 2017 11:59 AM

    I wonder which other teams pursuing Daniel are.

  19. mathandstatsmatter says: Mar 30, 2017 12:06 PM

    I like that Lurie is willing to fail fast. The Eagles made a mistake signing Daniel but they quickly moved on. It appears that Lurie wants to win and is willing to eat a big contract.

  20. whodat5150 says: Mar 30, 2017 12:08 PM

    I’ve always liked Chase Daniel. I remember that as a rookie in 2009, he beat out that BUM Joey Harrington, to back up Drew Brees. Harrington had been in the league almost 10 years and couldn’t beat out the rookie. Maybe that said more about how terrible Harrington was than Daniel’s potential or lack thereof.

  21. terrellblowens says: Mar 30, 2017 12:09 PM

    The best job in football is backup to an elite QB. Great move Howie

  22. topwonk says: Mar 30, 2017 12:23 PM

    If Chase Daniel “replaces” Drew Brees at some point, meaning as their starting QB when Brees is done, I’ll eat my hat. The Saints have two other backup QBs on their roster, Grayson and McCown. I suspect they only added Daniel as competition, and because he was cheaper than anyone else, thanks to the Eagles largess, related to his contract. If Daniel ever actually sees time as a starter in New Orleans, they’ll quickly realize they got what they paid for.

  23. whenwilliteverend says: Mar 30, 2017 12:24 PM

    Other teams offered better deals than the Saints did

    Why? I just don’t get it. His career stats in seven seasons:

    51 completions
    78 pass attempts
    480 passing yards
    1 passing TD
    1 INT
    81.1 passer rating

    28 rushing attempts for 95 yards.

    All that equates to making all that money this year? I realize most of it from that mind-boggling contract the Eagles gave him last year but that’s incredible. The guy is a career backup who was backed up a rookie from day one in Philly. The Eagles almost had to play Wentz because of what they gave up for him though. Still, it’s not like this guy has done anything earth shattering in his seven years.

    Good for him though. If you can make that money go ahead. He seems like a good guy.

  24. kevpft says: Mar 30, 2017 12:36 PM

    I wonder who the other teams were that offered better deals? Seems like there are many teams with more likely chances for him to play than New Orleans.

  25. bobthebillsfan says: Mar 30, 2017 1:35 PM

    Um, the salary cap is fixed. The fact that the Eagles are paying most of Daniels’ salary has little to do with raising ticket prices. They would have that cost whether he stayed with the team or not.

  26. jjackwagon says: Mar 30, 2017 1:56 PM

    He is rapidly approaching Matt Cassel on the money-for-nothing scale.

  27. zenoracledba says: Mar 30, 2017 2:03 PM

    It was a bad signing by Philly, they recognized their mistake and moved on. chase Daniels has a noodle arm and absolutely has to play in a dome to have some success.

    We should be thanking the Birds for improving the QB position, because Foles is a big upgrade over Daniels.

  28. cuckdafowboys says: Mar 30, 2017 2:57 PM

    Howie Roseman can join Trent Baalke in the “”we have no idea what we’re doing club.”

  29. Slow Joe (Bucs fan) says: Mar 30, 2017 4:07 PM

    Everyone realizes this is Chase Daniel, right?

  30. eagleslakers says: Mar 30, 2017 4:56 PM

    The Eagles didn’t agree to reduce the offset. In order to secure his release, Daniel and the Eagles adjusted the offset language so it was more favorable to the Eagles.

  31. keys2heat says: Mar 31, 2017 7:24 AM

    Drafted by the Redskins BTW. Oh no, run to your safe-space Florio, I said “Redskins”.

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