Daunte Culpepper Expected To Sign One-Year Deal With 49ers

Daunte Culpepper worked out for the San Francisco 49ers on Monday and is now expected to sign a one-year deal. The plan is apparently for Culpepper to come in as the No. 3 quarterback behind both Alex Smith and Colin Kaepernick.

The signing of Culpepper could be seen as a bit of a desperate gamble. The 34-year-old last played in the NFL in 2009 and has not played as many as nine games since 2004. His last season in the NFL was with the Detroit Lions, when he started 5 of 8 games, completed less than 60 percent of his passes and threw three touchdowns to six interceptions. Last year, he played for the Sacramento Mountain Lions of the United Football League where he was coached by former Minnesota Vikings coach Dennis Green. He was named the league's offensive player of the year.

It has been three seasons since he completed as many as 60 percent of his passes and 2004 was the last time he threw more touchdowns than interceptions. Back then, he was considered one of the league's best players, throwing for more than 4,700 yards and a career-best 39 touchdowns to just 11 interceptions. He has been hampered by injuries almost ever since.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.