Originally posted on Helmet2Helmet  |  Last updated 6/21/12

During his ten-year NFL career, Nate Burleson has had the chance to work with two powerful gunslingers — Daunte Culpepper and Matthew Stafford.

Though Stafford has a ways to go before matching Culpepper’s career numbers, there is evidently one thing they share — a rocket right arm.

Earlier this week, Burleson told NFL.com that Stafford has the league’s strongest arm, which, scarily enough, is only getting stronger.

“My teammates and I have been talking about it. He’s getting stronger. People don’t realize last year was his healing-up year from the shoulder surgery,” Burleson said. “Imagine this year after a whole summer of working out (at) full strength and a season under his belt. He couldn’t work out last year. Just imagine …”

Burleson then shared a story of Culpepper once breaking his finger by delivering a pass so hard, and feels Stafford shares that same talent.

“Just a rocket. An absolute gun. Daunte broke my finger, man. I remember I was going in motion one time and I slapped Daunte on the butt super hard,” Burleson said. “Everybody could hear it and he didn’t like that stuff. And the ball was coming to me. He turned around and threw the ball so hard at me.

“I yelled ‘This is all you got?’ But my hands were stinging like crazy. I did the same thing to Stafford. Said, ‘C’mon, let’s see what you got!’ I was running a crossing route and he whipped it. And you could hear it whistling through the air. And that’s when I knew Stafford had the same skill set as Daunte.”

While Michael Vick could make a case with his southpaw howitzer, Stafford established himself as an elite quarterback last season, and his deep-ball was frequently on display. If what Burleson is saying is true — that Stafford is getting stronger — he could expect a number of lasers to be tossed his way this season.

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