Former Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kurt Warner elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame
It finally happened. Former Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kurt Warner has been named as a member of the 2017 Pro Football Hall of Fame Class.
We couldn’t be happier for him. He is the first quarterback to go into the Pro Football Hall of Fame that played in the Arena League and NFL Europe. He is the second undrafted quarterback to go in. The other? Warren Moon.
For Warner this was his third try. He took two teams to the Super Bowl. He took the St. Louis Rams twice, winning once, and took Arizona after the 2008 season.
Warner is the second former Arizona Cardinals player to go into the Hall. The other was former cornerback Aeneas Williams. Williams was inducted in 2014.
Warner was brought in as a free agent by Dennis Green back in 2005 after his career had seemingly stalled in 2004 as a backup to then New York Giants rookie Eli Manning.
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Warner took the Cardinals to the Super Bowl in 2008 and the Divisional Playoffs in 2009. He retired just a couple of weeks later after being eliminated.
For his career, Warner had a 65.5 completion percentage in his career. He threw for 32,344yards with 208 touchdowns and 128 interceptions.
He was Super Bowl XXXIV MVP after he helped the Rams defeat the Tennessee Titans. He also was a four-time Pro Bowler. He was named the NFL’s Walter Payton Man of the Year in 2008 while with the Cardinals.
He is a member of the Arizona Cardinals Ring of Honor. He finished with a career passer rating of 93.7.
Today Warner continues to live in the Valley of the Sun. He works for NFL Network.