While posting his best numbers in Minnesota alongside electric (and now retired) receiver Randy Moss, Daunte Culpepper's NFL stock has steadily declined since his best season in 2004. Coming off a year with the UFL Sacramento Mountain Lions, Culpepper is looking to re-establish himself as a serviceable NFL Quarterback.
The 49ers appear to be set with Smith and Kaepernick making the final roster, however neither undrafted free agent Jeremiah Masoli nor AFL journeyman McLeod Bethel-Thompson has established them self as a legitimate 3rd option on the roster.
The move to bring in Culpepper is consistent with the 49ers conservative approach to free-agency. Despite groans from 'The Faithful' the 49ers have stuck to their plan of patience, allowing them to sign a number of under-the-radar free agents without overpaying on more known talents. Culpepper is well past his prime, but on a roster with no proven quarterback he serves as a guy who understands the league and would be the only other QB on the roster to have taken an NFL snap.
.....and it turns out he still has a pretty strong arm.
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