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This Headline Doesn’t Bode Well For NFL Teams In The Hunt For A Free Agent QB

Yowsers. That is not good news from Florio at Pro Football Talk if your favorite National Football League team is looking to sign a veteran free agent quarterback this offseason. Don’t get me wrong, I was a huge Culpepper guy (and I have the authentic Culpepper Vikings jersey hanging in my closet gathering dust – right next to my authentic Tavaris Jackson jersey to prove it), but once his knee got destroyed against the Carolina Panthers on that fateful day in October of 2005, he hasn’t been the same. Perhaps if Culpepper showed some foresight and a modicum of intelligence and chose to rehab his knee under the watchful, expert eye of a qualified trainer – preferably one employed the team that pays your salary –  may have helped, but that’s all in the past now – Daunte moved on to Miami after an acrimonious split with the Vikings and even I have moved past the bitterness.

Sadly, a potentially brilliant career was derailed due to the gruesome injury he suffered and after stints with the Dolphins, Raiders and Lions, a career resurgence doesn’t appear to be in the cards for Daunte. At the same time, I suppose for some teams, Culpepper is worth a look since it appears there isn’t an overabundance of quality quarterbacks currently available on the free agent market. Nothing would make me happier than seeing one of my favorite players resurrect a once-promising career. Well, one thing might: somebody paying $200 for the jersey hanging in my closet. Okay, $150.

Culpepper highlights free agent quarterback class [Pro Football Talk]
Vikings deal Culpepper to Miami for second-round pick [ESPN]