NFL CAREER – Originally signed by Washington as an undrafted free agent in 2009, Daniel joined the Saints following training camp and split time between the practice squad and active roster. The past two seasons, he has served as Drew Brees’ backup, while also serving as the club’s holder for extra points and field goals.
CAREER TRANSACTIONS – Signed by Saints to active roster, 1/2/10; Re-signed to practice squad, 12/11/09; Released from practice squad, 12/9/09; Signed to practice squad, 11/20/09; Waived, 11/17/09; Re-signed, 10/16/09; Waived, 10/12/09; Signed to active roster, 9/26/09; Signed by Saints to practice squad, 9/6/09; Waived by Washington Redskins, 9/5/09; Signed as a college free agent by Washington, 4/30/09.
2011 – Spent entire season as Drew Brees’ backup. Appeared in 16 regular season games and two playoff games, serving as team’s holder, appearing in three regular season contests in relief of Brees…Completed four-of-five passes for 29 yards and carried three times for -3 yards…Played QB in the fourth quarter vs. Indianapolis, Oct. 23…Completed a nine-yard pass on a fake field goal on opening drive vs. N.Y. Giants, Nov. 28…Played QB in the fourth quarter at Minnesota, Dec. 18 and threw one incomplete pass…Played QB in the fourth quarter and completed three-of-three attempts for 20 yards, carrying three times for -3 yards.
2010 – Spent entire season as Drew Brees’ backup. Appeared in 13 regular season games and one playoff game, serving as team’s holder and saw first NFL regular season action as a signal-caller in regular season finale…Ran for 16 yards on a quarterback keeper at Carolina, Nov. 7…Completed two-of-three passes for 16 yards in fourth quarter appearance vs. Tampa Bay, 1/2/11.
2009 – Split rookie season between active roster and practice squad, dressing for eight games (seven as the third quarterback) but did not see any playing time…Served as third quarterback for entire postseason.
COLLEGE – Led Missouri to a 30-11 record over three years as a starter, including the first two Big 12 North Division titles in school history...Completed 1,094-of-1,609 passes (68.0%) for 12,515 yards with 101 TDs and 41 interceptions with a 149.0 rating...Added 970 yards on 364 carries and 10 TDs...Amassed 13,485 yards of total offense...Became first QB in school history to record three straight 3,000-yard seasons...Established single-season career highs in completions (385), passing yards (4,335), TDs (39), completion percentage (72.9) and rating (159.4) as senior...Earned following accolades after senior season: Draddy Trophy Finalist, Wuerffel Trophy Finalist, Unitas Golden Arm Award Finalist, Manning Award Finalist, National Football Foundation Scholar-Athlete, Maxwell Award Semi-finalist, Davey O’Brien Award Semi-finalist, Honorable Mention All-American (Sports Illustrated), Honorable Mention All-Big 12 (Coaches), First-Team Academic All-Big 12...As junior, led Missouri to record 12 wins, their first-ever Big 12 North championship, a New Year’s Day bowl win for the first time since 1966, and school-best No. 4 final AP ranking...Became Tigers’ first Heisman finalist (fourth overall)...Passed for then-school record 4,306 yards and 33 TDs, with 147.9 rating as junior...Received Davey O’Brien Award, Walter Camp Award, was Second-Team All-American (AP, Walter Camp, Sporting News, Rivals.com), Honorable Mention All-American, Big 12 Offensive Player of the Year (AP, Coaches), First-Team All-Big 12 (AP, Coaches, Dallas Morning News, Ft. Worth Star-Telegram, San Antonio Express-News) and First-Team Academic All-Big 12...Set Big 12 record with 254 consecutive passes without an interception (17 shy of NCAA record)...As sophomore, shattered then-school single-season records for yardage (3,527) and TDs (28) in first year as starter….Graduated with degree in Business Finance.
PERSONAL – Named 2004 EA Sports National High School Player of the Year at Southlake Carroll (Tex.) HS, where he was a teammate of LS Justin Drescher and K Garrett Hartley...Led team to perfect 16-0 record in 2004 and Class 5A state championship, in addition to a No. 1 national ranking and mythical national title.
New Orleans Saints QB Chase Daniel throws a 4-yard TD pass to WR Joseph Morgan.
QB Chase Daniel speaks with the media after practice on Monday, August 20, 2012.
New Orleans Saints quarterback Chase Daniel hits a wide open Joseph Morgan down the field for a touchdown in the third quarter.