While celebrating this year’s class, it’s evident that legendary quarterback Kurt Warner deserves to be inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame next August in Canton, Ohio.
Warner, who retired as an Arizona Cardinal in January 2010 after suffering a serious concussion, didn’t start an NFL game until he was nearly 29-years-old.
Nevertheless, Warner still threw 208 touchdowns, against 128 interceptions, for 32,344 yards over 128 outings as a Ram, Giant, and Cardinal.
The Hy-Vee stock boy also completed 65.5 percent of his 4,070 attempts.
Most impressively, Warner managed to allow two hideous franchises in Arizona and St. Louis to compete for The Vince Lombardi Trophy.
Not coincidentally, the Rams and Cardinals have been primarily atrocious organizations since the two-time AP NFL MVP vacated the sport.
Despite inaccurate beliefs to the contrary, a four-time Pro Bowler and two-time First-Team All-Pro, Warner also played solidly for Big Blue in 2004.
Hitting 62.8 percent of his 277 targets, Warner tossed six scores, versus four picks, for 2,054 yards while leading a middling New York squad to a 5-4 record.
In an utterly asinine decision, head coach Tom Coughlin subsequently benched Warner and the Giants finished 6-10 with an incapable Eli Manning under center.
Troy Aikman and Warren Moon are the only signal-callers since 2006 to earn an initiation to Canton.
One of the storybook superstars in league history, the 6-foot-2, 214-pound Warner must be placed alongside Aikman and Moon.
The winner of the 2008 Walter Payton Man of the Year Award is an amazing soul and he was a dominant performer on the gridiron.
Accordingly, as soon as eligible, expect Kurt Warner to better the Hall of Fame City in the summer of 2015.by