Jason La Canfora of NFL Network says there's a Pro Bowl quarterback on the market right now if anyone wants to take another chance on Daunte Culpepper. 2011 College Football Picks Week 1 are up right now.
"Culpepper, who at 34 is a relative youngster compared to some backups, tells me he is 'as strong as ever,' squatting 500 pounds, running hills and 'still throwing the ball 70-plus yards,'" La Canfora writes. "He says he remains at his playing weight from Minnesota, 265 pounds."
"I am itching to get into an NFL training camp so that I can practice again," Culpepper says.
"Based on my estimate, there will be 96 quarterbacks on active rosters this season," he said. "I have to believe that there will be room for a 3-time Pro-Bowl quarterback who is willing to get in where he fits in. Join the NFL Contest this season.
"I am optimistic that somebody will eventually need a game-ready backup like me on their team. Hopefully, I won't have to wait for somebody to get hurt before I am given the opportunity to sign with a team."
Would any team take another shot at Daunte?" The Dolphins and Panthers need a veteran presence," La Canfora writes. "Teams like Baltimore lack a true No. 2 quarterback, or anything close to it at this point. How much Culpepper has to offer, and which role he can fill, remain to be seen. But given the state of quarterbacking in some spots, I can't see why a team or two wouldn't be willing to at least look for themselves." The NFL Odds are up for week 1 join us for our NFL Picks this season.