Kurt Warner Inducted to Pro Football Hall of Fame

Warner originally was signed in 1994 as an undrafted rookie by the Green Bay Packers. He was released that same year and began his improbable journey from the aisles of a Hy-Vee grocery store to the Arena Football League to NFL Europe to two-time NFL MVP and, finally, Super Bowl MVP. He was a four-time Pro Bowl selection, with 3 years of 30 TD passes or more. The field general of “The Greatest Show on Turf,” he threw for a Super Bowl record 414 yards in the Rams’ 23-16 win over Tennessee in the 2001 Super Bowl.

Injuries slowed down Warner after that historic three-year run with the Rams, over time he was consistently passed over by younger QB’s, from Marc Bulger to Eli Manning to Matt Leinart. Undeterred, Warner persevered. When the 2008 season began, he beat out Leinart to start for the Arizona Cardinals. He ended up throwing for 4, 583 yards and 30 touchdowns with a completion rate of 67.1. He led the Cardinals on an improbable post season run, culminating in a thrilling Super Bowl loss to Pittsburgh. To this day, the top 3 passing yard games in Super Bowl history belong to him.