Could a Kurt Warner comeback be on the horizon? The former St. Louis Rams and Arizona Cardinals great apparently considered it this off-season. Warner last played in 2009, but nearly a decade later, he considered a return to the field.
Warner turns 47 in June. Last year, he was inducted to the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Warner is a Super Bowl MVP, two-time NFL MVP, and a four-time Pro Bowl quarterback.
The former Rams quarterback was recently honored during a St. Louis Cardinals game at Busch Stadium. He revealed his comeback consideration on the broadcast.
After seeing a team whose coach he spoke to sign another quarterback, Warner acknowledged that his career is probably officially over. However, he didn't even totally close the door on it.
The word "think" definitely stands out here. From The Arizona Republic:
Warner, 46, was interviewed Monday during the broadcast of a St. Louis Cardinals baseball game. It was Kurt Warner Day at Busch Stadium, and Warner garnered even more attention by saying he contemplated trying to play again in 2018.
“I actually talked to a coach,” he said. “My wife said, ‘Go for it. I think it would be great.’ So I actually talked to a coach about possibly doing it if they needed someone. Then they went out and signed somebody. I don’t think they thought I was serious. So, I think we’re completely done now.”
Rotoworld writer Patrick Daugherty posted video of the Kurt Warner comeback talk during the Cardinals game.
A Warner comeback would be incredibly ambitious. We haven't even had serious Brett Favre rumblings in years.
The Cardinals, Warner's most recent team, could have been an interesting spot, with the team drafting Josh Rosen. However, the team has also added Sam Bradford and Mike Glennon this off-season.