ESPN’s John Clayton reported on Sportscenter today that Josh McCown will the Oakland Raiders’ starting quarterback week 1 against Detroit.
That means despite an impressive preseason, Daunte Culpepper will start the season on the bench.
Clayton said that coach Lane Kiffin had a conversation with both players today and informed them of his decision. Kiffin is not expected to make a public announcement until Wednesday, according to Clayton.
Culpepper was flying somewhat under-the-radar coming into the season after last year’s abysmal performance. He was a popular waiver wire addition the last few weeks, but for now it looks as if he will remain on the bench — or sent back to the free agent pool — in most fantasy leagues.