Arizona Cardinals
Name  Kurt Warner
Born  6/22/1971
Height  6-2
Weight  218
College  Northern Iowa
5/19/2010 1:52:00 PM
Description: Pro Football reports some "rumblings" that Warner might consider coming out of retirement.
Insight: If he were to choose to come back to the Cardinals, they would obviously welcome him back. He does have one year left on his contract, but this is all speculation at this point. (
2/3/2010 12:01:00 AM
Description: Michael Silver of Yahoo! Sports reports Warner turned down the Cardinal's offer to skip offseason work and part of training camp and instead chose to follow through on retirement.
Insight: Warner turned down what could affectionately be called "The Brett Favre Treatment", so he looks likely to stay comfortably retired. But the fact the Cardinals were willing to do this for him may convey a lack of confidence in Matt Leinart. (
1/29/2010 4:42:00 PM
Description: Warner has officially announced his retirement from the NFL.
Insight: Warner was one of the most improbable stories in pro sports history, from stock boy to Arena League to virtual lock Hall of Famer. He won two league MVP Awards and played in three Super Bowls, becoming one of only two quarterbacks to lead two franchises to the Super Bowl. Matt Leinart will take his place as the Cardinals' starting QB next season, barring something unforeseen happening. (
1/27/2010 7:41:00 PM
Description: ESPN's Adam Schefter reported the Cardinals have called a press conference on Friday to address Warner's future.
Insight: Schefter expects that Warner will retire, but Clark Judge of CBS Sports reported that is not necessarily the case. We'll all find out for sure on Friday. (
1/26/2010 12:22:00 PM
Description: The Arizona Republic speculates Warner may announce his plans for next season before February 2.
Insight: That date coincides with corporate appearances Warner will make in conjunction with the Super Bowl, so he may want to announce his intentions in order to avoid the media onslaught. (
1/20/2010 8:10:00 PM
Description: Rick Reilly of reports Warner has told him that football has lost it's fun.
Insight: This may be a sign Warner will in fact retire. If so, he has Hall of Fame accolades (two league MVPs, three Super Bowls played in, etc.). Matt Leinart would likely replace him as the Cardinals' starting QB next season, barring an offseason acquisition. (
1/17/2010 11:26:00 PM
Description: ESPN's Adam Schefter reports that Warner's agent said his client will decide on whether to keep playing within 2-3 weeks.
Insight: Warner signed a very frontloaded contract, and is due a fairly reasonable $4 million next season after making $19 million this season. Don't expect Warner to be wishy-washy with his decision, ala Brett Favre. (
1/16/2010 10:05:00 PM
Description: Warner went 17-for-26 for 205 yards in Arizona's loss to New Orleans on Saturday.
Insight: Warner left the game in the first half after taking a hit from Saints' DE Bobby McCray during an interception return, and was also pulled in the fourth quarter. There has been some speculation recently that Warner will retire, but aside from this dismal performance he appears to still have a lot left in the tank. Stay tuned. (
1/13/2010 11:32:00 AM
Description: According to the Chicago Tribune, Warner's agent, Mark Bartlestein, downplayed the recent retirement talk surrounding his client.
Insight: Warner looks to still have a lot left in the tank even at nearly 39 years old. Bartlestein reportedly did acknowledged some discussion of retirement "every year" at this stage of Warner's career, which shouldn't be a big surprise. (
1/11/2010 8:10:00 PM
Description: The Arizona Republic reports that Warner denied he has made any plans regarding retirement.
Insight: ESPN reported Sunday that "people close to" Warner think he'll retire after the Cardinals' playoff run is over. Since he will be 39 before the 2010 season starts, retirement will start to be a yearly story. But as long as he is able to stay relatively healthy, he has proven he has plenty left in the tank. (
1/10/2010 10:02:00 PM
Description: Warner went 29-for-33 for 379 yards with five touchdowns in Arizona's win over Green Bay on Sunday.
Insight: Warner will lead the Cardinals' offense into New Orleans next week in what is almost sure to be a high-scoring contest. (
12/29/2009 11:35:00 AM
Description: The Arizona Republic reports the Cardinals may not rest their starters against the Packers this week since they have a chance to earn the No. 2 seed in the NFC.
Insight: The Cardinals don't play until the 4:15 ET games, so they will know at least part of their playoff possibilities by the time they play. If the Vikings beat the Giants earlier in the day, that ends any hopes for the Cardinals to earn a first round bye. (
12/27/2009 11:39:00 PM
Description: Warner went 24-for-38 for 313 yards with two touchdowns in Arizona's win over St. Louis on Sunday.
Insight: If you own Warner in a league that uses Week 17 (and you're still alive, obviously), be aware that he could be rested next week against Green Bay if the Vikings win on Monday night. If Minnesota wins, the Cardinals would have little or nothing to gain by playing their starters all game. (
12/21/2009 12:44:00 AM
Description: Warner went 23-for-37 for 233 yards with two touchdowns and one interception in the Cardinals' 31-24 win over the Lions on Sunday.
Insight: Warner didn't have the kind of day his fantasy owners may have expected, but still put up fairly solid numbers. He has another favorable matchup next week against the Rams. (
12/15/2009 10:24:00 AM
Description: Warner went 16-for-29 for 178 yards with two interceptions and a lost fumble in Arizona's 24-9 loss to San Francisco on Monday night.
Insight: Warner did appear hampered by a hip issue early in the game, but he did not miss any action. He should be able to turn things around next week against Detroit. (
12/9/2009 9:54:00 AM
Description:'s Jason La Canfora confirms that Warner (hip) is expected to be ready to go for next Monday night's game against the 49ers.
Insight: Warner should definitely be started as long as he is healthy. The 49ers are in the bottom ten of the league against the pass. (
12/7/2009 1:38:00 PM
Description: According to AZ, Warner (right hip) was limping noticeably after Sunday night's game.
Insight: Warner reportedly banged his right hip, something NBC's Andrea Kremer noticed in a post-game interview. He has surgery on his left hip last offseason. Barring an unforeseen setback, expect Warner to be ready to go next Monday night against San Francisco. (
12/7/2009 1:01:00 AM
Description: Warner (concussion) started on Sunday night against Minnesota, and went 22-for-32 for 285 yards and three touchdowns in Arizona's 30-17 win.
Insight: Warner is an every-week fantasy starter when healthy. The Cardinals travel to San Francisco to take on the 49ers next Monday night. (
12/4/2009 11:35:00 AM
Description: According to, Warner (concussion) has no headaches or neck pain but is still experiencing some sensitivity to light.
Insight: A decision on Warner's status for Sunday night against Minnesota may not come until Sunday. Matt Leinart would start in his place for the second straight week if he can't go. (
12/3/2009 11:38:00 AM
Description: AZ reports that Warner (concussion) is more confident in his ability to play this week than he was last week.
Insight: Warner was inactive last week against Tennessee, but practiced on Wednesday as he split first-team reps with Matt Leinart. Keep an eye on his progress through the rest of the week if you plan to use him against Minnesota. (