ESPN's Clayton: Stafford needs "incredible preseason" to beat out Culpepper

Saturday, July 25, 2009's John Clayton is putting a check on the rampant speculation that Lions rookie QB Matthew Stafford will be the starter by Week 1.

It would take an incredible preseason for rookie Matthew Stafford to beat out Daunte Culpepper in Detroit, but Stafford does have an incredible arm.

Culpepper showed up for OTA's in the best shape I've seen him in in years. I think the job is Stafford's by no later than mid-season, and it still wouldn't shock me if he does have an incredible preseason and shows he's ready from the jump.

They're talking about it in The Den!