Jim Harbaugh's Latest Puzzling Move - Making a Run at Daunte Culpepper

For the last few weeks, Jim Harbaugh has been gutting the 49ers in a massive rebuilding effort. It’s difficult to really fault him for any of the moves, and at first glance, it appears San Francisco is looking to gut the roster, struggle in 2011, and then maybe land the No. 1 pick in the draft to select Harbaugh’s college QB, Andrew Luck.

All that is good and well, but … why on earth would you even discuss the possibility of bringing in Daunte Culpepper? After signing Alex Smith for a year and drafting Colin Kaepernick, what’s the point of entertaining the thought of Culpepper, a guy who spent last season in the UFL? Even if you just want him to be the No. 3 QB, what’s the point?

I think everyone would understand if the 49ers sank or swim with Kaepernick. Culpepper makes zero sense. At 34, he’s seven years removed from his last effective season (2004, when he threw for 4,717 yards and 39 touchdowns). We’re talking about a guy who challenged a defensive back (Stanford Routt) to a race in Oakland in 2007, popped a hammy, and missed the second half of the season. Why infect your team with that kind of player?

Hell, why not just make a run at JaMarcus Russell? [CSN Bay Area]

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