Daunte Culpepper Returns As a Lion
It is not yet official, but former Minnesota Viking, Miami Dolphin, Detroit Lion, and "Madden Cover Jinx" victim Daunte Culpepper is reportedly very close to making his return to football with the Lions, sources report.
That may seem like a bit of an absurd move for the Detroit Lions, given the draft of Matt Stafford as the franchise quarterback of the future. Not to worry, Culpepper's impending contract is with a different kind of cat - the Sacramento Mountain Lions of the UFL.
Culpepper can clearly and honestly say that a move like this is not about the money. The UFL only has five teams right now, and the team Culpepper is joining is so recently relocated that they don't even have a new logo and uniforms yet. They also have no other quarterback on the roster, which means he's a good bet to start.
The move also means a reunion for Daunte, since the current head coach for Sacramento is Dennis Green, who was coach in Minnesota back in the Culpepper-to-Moss heyday of the Vikings franchise.
It should be an interesting experience for Culpepper. He is immediately the biggest name on the roster by a wide margin - which should also mean an immediate boost in revenue for a team that averaged only 10,000 fans at their home games last season. It should also help that they are moving their home venue to Sacramento State University's campus.
It's unknown territory for Culpepper, but I for one am confident that he still has enough left in the tank to once again "get his roll on."