Ex-Detroit Lion Mike Furrey says Daunte Culpepper will be 2009 starter

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Tim Taylor’s favorite NFL team — the Detroit Lions — would appear to have a laundry list of improvements to make this offseason. After all, the set a league record for futility last season with their perfectly imperfect campaign.

And while every analyst on ESPN has been talking about the Lions taking Georgia quarterback Matthew Stafford with the first pick in the upcoming NFL draft, recently departed wide receiver Mike Furrey says the teams is going to go with Daunte Culpepper.

I’ve spoken to a couple of my friends who are backups there and I know [the Lions] are going to name Daunte Culpepper as the starter, Furrey said during a Sunday morning appearance on Sirius NFL Radio.

Furthermore, Furrey sees Culpepper as an agent for positive change.

He’s going to be a leader, Furrey said of Culpepper. He’s had the knowledge to play the game for a long time. He’s been very successful. It’s tough for anybody to come in toward the middle or end of the season and revive a team that has been downward spiraling the whole time.

Just so we’re all on the same page, the Culpepper tallied an 0-5 record as the Lions’ starter last season and completed 52.2 percent of his passes. So this revival must have been some behind-the-scenes stuff that didn’t translate to the playing field.

Former Lion says Culpepper will start at QB (FOX Sports)

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