I could have been really cruel and tried to play some mind games with you guys with this headline since it involves the UFL's Sacramento Mountain Lions, but I decided against it. It would have just been too mean to even pretend that Daunte Culpepper was on his way back to the Lions. That era just conjures up too many awful memories considering Culpepper lost every game he started with Detroit. Actually, when you consider that, it should come as no surprise that Culpepper is about to sign with a UFL team, according to Adam Schefter.
Quarterback Daunte Culpepper is on the verge of going from the NFL's Detroit Lions to the UFL's Sacramento Mountain Lions.
Culpepper and the Mountain Lions are putting the finishing touches on a deal that will make him one of the league's marquee names, according to sources familiar with the talks.
Culpepper will be one of the first, but not the last, big-name players to jump from the NFL to the UFL this offseason, according to sources.
The coach of the Mountain Lions is Dennis Green, who coached Culpepper in Minnesota. After Green's tenure in Arizona and Culpepper's in Detroit, one definitely could argue that both are now in a league much better suited for them.
I personally can't speak on Green's time in Arizona since I'm not a Cardinals fan, but with Culpepper I definitely think this is the right level for him. Yes, he once was a Pro Bowl quarterback, but that was a long time ago. Most recently in the NFL he showed very little ability as a quarterback and no ability to win games. Obviously it didn't help that he played for the Lions during that time, but then again, Matthew Stafford managed to win two games last year with that same team. That's still not great, but it is two more wins than what Culpepper managed to do with the Lions.