Culpepper Could Be Making NFL Return with 49ers
After spending the 2010 season playing in the UFL for former Vikings coach Dennis Green, Daunte Culpepper is eying a return to the NFL. Matt Maiocco, a San Fransisco area sports reporter, tweeted a report Sunday saying:
49ers coach Jim Harbaugh said, “We’re going to bring in Daunte (Culpepper) in for a workout and kick the tires.I’m looking forward to that.”
The workout will stir the pot in an already dicey quarterback situation in San Fran, with Alex Smith and Colin Kaepernick already fighting for the starting job. Smith has dealt with injury issues along with some shaky performances and Kaepernick’s rookie status reduces his starter value. Adding Culpepper would bring a veteran capable of starting to the squad.
Culpepper got his NFL start with the Minnesota Vikings in 1999 after being picked number 11 overall in the 1999 draft. With the Vikings, Culpepper gave fans a rollercoaster ride, with a few banner seasons laced with fumbles, interceptions, and injury.
Since leaving the Vikings, Culpepper has posted a grand total of 14 NFL touchdowns over four seasons with the Raiders, Dolphins, and Lions.