Cardinals quarterback Kurt Warner finds himself in a familiar position: the Super Bowl. On Sunday, Warner, 37, will play in his third Super Bowl in 11 years. Warner’s career is something you would read in a best selling novel or see in a motion picture. How many people do you know who went from working at a grocery store to being a Super Bowl hero? Then go from washed-up quarterback to a saviour of a franchise that is often associated with failure?
That is what Warner’s career has been like.
With Warner’s resurrection in Arizona the past two seasons, there has been an open debate by many experts asking if Kurt Warner is a Hall of Famer?
I say yes.
Warner has not started as many games a Peyton Manning or a Tom Brady, but it is hard to argue with his numbers.
Warner has 28,591 passing yards, 182 touchdowns (including a Cardinals franchise record 30 touchdowns this season) and 114 interceptions. Warner also has 48 300-yard games in his career, fifth all time in the NFL. He also has a 65.4 percent completion rating.
Also adding into his impeccable resume, he won a Super Bowl in 2000 with the St. Louis Rams (dubbed the “greatest show on turf”) and won two NFL MVPs, in 1999 and 2001.
What really puts Warner in the Hall of Fame is how he has performed in the postseason; he has an 8-2 record.
If the Cardinals win Sunday, I will not be shocked if Warner retires. Who wouldn’t want to go out on top?
Warner deserves to be in the Hall of Fame because he has done what many players don’t: bring his A+ game when it has matter most. That is what the NFL should award. Add to that the fact that he took the Arizona Cardinals to the Super Bowl.