Former Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kurt Warner was recently inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame
You knew they wouldn’t wait long to do something for him. Former Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kurt Warner will be honored at halftime of the San Francisco 49ers game on October 1st at University of Phoenix Stadium.
Warner was induced on August 5th into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio. Warner will be presented with his Pro Football Hall of Fame ring in the halftime ceremony.
Warner is already in the Cardinals Ring of Honor but this will be even better. Warner will get to receive his ring from the team he took to the Super Bowl in 2008.
While Warner won a Super Bowl and went to second one with the St. Louis Rams, his career was considered to be winding down in 2004 after he went to the New York Giants to mentor then rookie Eli Manning.
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However the Cardinals came calling in 2005. He did not solidify his spot in Cardinals history until he permanently replaced Matt Leinart in 2007 as the starting quarterback full time.
He lead the Cardinals to the playoffs in two seasons, once going to the Super Bowl where we all remember what happened that night in Tampa, Florida. While the Cardinals lost it is still considered one of the greatest memories since the Cardinals relocated to Arizona in 1988.
Warner still lives in the Valley of the Sun with his family and is an analyst for the NFL Network. His time in Arizona will never be forgotten. He revived a franchise that could not find a way to get back on the NFL map.
His 4-2 playoff record with the Cardinals seems like it just happened yesterday. He even seriously considered coming out of retirement three years ago when the Cardinals were in quarterback trouble heading into the playoffs.
Despite the uncertainty of what his official status would have been and if he could have even played for the team, the fact he even thought about it shows just the type of competitor he was and one we are all grateful for.