25 Jan 2006
Recent reports have suggested that Daunte Culpepper was seeking a pay raise. Let's count all the reasons that this is stupid:
1. He's coming off a serious injury that will likely hamper his playing ability for at least the start of the 2006 season.
2. He already got a huge contract extension in May of 2003.
3. He played a key role in an event that brought shame on the franchise.
4. He played badly in 2005.
5. His backup, Brad Johnson, played well in 2005.
In any event, Culpepper and his agent will no longer be working together. Maybe his agent told him there was no chance he'd get more money given those five factors, and Culpepper dumped him. Or maybe Culpepper thinks it's time to bring in Drew Rosenhaus. But it's looking entirely possible that Culpepper won't be the Vikings' quarterback in 2006. Would you want him on your team?
24 comments, Last at 26 Jan 2006, 5:56pm by Dman
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