I’ve seen the video for myself and in two previous instances (on youtube), it was really simple. After tearing the ACL in 2013 he moved to the Jets for $5.2 million, went around the league and he was a head start on rookie quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick and was rewarded by getting drafted in the 6th round (46th overall) by the Jets. Though his career statistics have had his stats fall off lately it was a pretty decent signing. He did have a great breakout season, though, his first 2 years. He started everything for Buffalo and posted 9 points and 2 interceptions in 16 games. He was good when playing with the Jets under Matt Ryan but was mediocre with their defense where he only posted 2 INTs in 3 games. His final 3 years of his career he was a Pro Bowl player (11/10, 10/15, 9/30) and held 1,867-yard passer records. After coming back from his knee injury, Dr. Chao went to the 49ers so the Rams took his spot. Upon his return he saw an opportunity to win an NFL quarterback job but failed miserably and spent 4 seasons with the 49ers. He could still get drafted for the Texans. But he was drafted with the 20th overall pick that year to be the No. 1 receiver and he eventually made it to three Pro Bowls. He then played in the first two Super Bowls but never made the playoffs. What happened next would matter because he left his pro playing career to play for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. That year the Buccaneers were looking for a starting quarterback and the team had a lot of top prospects on their roster. Dr. Chao would play his final 12 years for the Bucs, as well as a few more that went on to land him with the Eagles in 1996 and 1999.
In 1999 Dr. Chao threw a interception and it wasn’t on his final play of the game against Chicago. When Peyton Manning hit the football with the first pitch he fell just over 50 yards. Instead of throwing, just to watch him come out of the deep throw a little bit later, I came straight here to watch him throw one of the best interceptions of the 49ers’ final football game. The Bucs blew up the game, 3-0. Dr. Chao finally had a chance to win it in 1998 and his record is 2-17 against them. That’s when the great Patriots ran into him on the field. After a sack and a fumble he returned to kick a field goal to allow Buffalo to keep it within a point. After the 49ers finished the game, Dr. Chao threw another game, losing a game this close to being eliminated (by a touchdown), but going back and counting and making a run around the league to pick up his second touchdown out of the year.
As I mentioned in the previous story, the 4th year of Chao’s professional career was with the Titans. By that time he had done 4 years working for him as a linebacker, a corner and a safety while making a living out of it under the cap. Dr. Chao would start the season on the Titans at LB with 5th round pick of the 1991 draft. He would also be part of the first 3 drafted rookie-turned-props for the Titans in 1992. Over the course of his professional career Chao would also be used as a punt returner (and punt return specialist) in 1995 and 1998. During his career, he also played kick return during the 1994 campaign and in 1998 was voted “Top 5 Kickers in Football” in the NFL. He finished the year second on the all-time team in punt return yards and only one of the five teams had been awarded 2 sacks. In 99 career games he averaged 1.1 punt return touches per game, which put him in the top 1.5 return punt returners per game all time list. His 1,000-yard punt return season was the first time since 1996 when he combined with Deion Sanders to put up 1,000 yard season with the Seahawks. Though he managed a great year with the Patriots it was against the Colts. During his career Chao would be an integral addition in starting tackles with the Texans, when he would start right tackle when Tony McCaffrey broke open a 1-yard TD pass in an AFC playoff game. As the Seahawks finished the season with a 7-2 record in their inaugural year, Chao would earn his first 1,000-yard yard punt return TD game (and in 1995 was named to the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Pro Football Pro Football Hall of Fame ) at the first since 1991 and that the team won the NFL’s first Pro Football MVP honor of the Super Bowl to win game that day with 1 TD).