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September 08, 2008
by Robbie Gillies
On Friday, Daunte Culpepper sent his letter of retirement out to the NFL and media outlets. In the letter he writes,
Since I was not given a fair chance to come in and compete for a job, I would rather move on and win in other arenas of life.
Well, Culpepper is now on the job hunt and we were able to maintain a rough draft of his cover letter. Check out the sweet stationary.
To Whom It May Concern,
I am looking forward to an opportunity in a new arena in life in which I can be a winner.
The skills I developed in my tenure in the NFL make me well-equipped to take on the toughest of tasks. During my tenure as an NFL Quarterback I was a proven winner as is evident by winning nearly half the games I started. I’ve been able to deal with great adversity. When Joey Harrington replaced me as the starter in Miami, I didn’t give up. Instead I went to Oakland where I started six games last season and then gave up.
I have great organizational and planning skills. While in Minnesota I planned a boat trip with fellow teammates that was so unforgettable many people still talk to me about it to this day.
Not only was I a player but I was also an agent. As an agent I managed to maintain a great working relationship with one of the most difficult players in the NFL. I don’t give up easily but I also know when to move on and when my client couldn’t understand why he wasn’t receiving what he thought was market value for his services, I knew it was time to end that relationship.
But, my best quality would have to be my blind confidence. No matter how bad the situation is I know that I can rise above and do a better job than my predecessor. If I make a mistake I am quick to forget it. If you hire me I’ll be the best employee you have. I will be so good you might even have to watch your back.
You have my contact information and I will expect a response shortly. Call as soon as you can as I hate waiting for elusive return phone calls.