This was Kurt Warner’s first year of eligibility for the Pro Football Hall of Fame
Arizona Cardinals fans will have to wait at least one more year to see quarterback Kurt Warner in the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Warner was not named Saturday evening as one of the eight men who will be enshrined this summer in Canton, Ohio. He will have many more chances.
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There was much debate about whether Warner should even ever be inducted into the Hall of Fame, forget about first ballot. His competition was tough, so it really isn’t a huge surprise that Warner didn’t get in on his first attempt.
Junior Seau, Jerome Bettis, Tim Brown, Charles Haley, Will Shields, Bill Polian, Ron Wolf, along with senior selection Mick Tingelhoff were all elected into the Hall of Fame Saturday evening. I’ve seen some debate on a few of those guys as well but I think they are all well deserving of the honor.
As for Warner, he was eliminated in the final vote, so he was close. Next season Warner ill be joined by quarterback Brett Favre on the ballot, so it should be interesting to see if two quarterbacks can get into the Hall of Fame in the same year.
Warner threw for 32,344 yards with 208 touchdowns and 128 interceptions in his NFL career. He had a career 65.5 pass completion percentage. Pretty darn good in my book if you ask me. He won a Super Bowl with the St. Louis Rams and lost another and lost one with the Cardinals. He took three teams to the Super Bowl in his short 12-year NFL career that was definitely up and down.