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Kurt Warner’s Football Journey Is Inspiring

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A journey full of ups and downs

Kurt Warner went undrafted in 1994 and was later picked up by the Green Bay Packers to only get released before the regular season started. He took a job stocking shelves at a grocery store but he never lost his desire to play football. A year later, he decided to play Arena Football because no NFL team wanted to give him a chance.

Warner spent the next two years (1995-1997) playing in the Arena Football League. He sustained a non-football injury during his honeymoon trip with his wife Brenda in 1997. As a result, he failed to meet with the Chicago Bears. Warner also played European football with the Amsterdam Admirals.

Hard work finally pays off for the quarterback

His hard work and patience finally paid off when he signed with the St. Louis Rams later in the year. Warner went on to help the Rams win their first and only Super Bowl. He captured Super Bowl MVP honors and the NFL MVP in his first season as a starting quarterback. Warner went on to play a total of six seasons with the Rams, one with the New York Giants and five seasons with the Arizona Cardinals.

The Rams earned a second Super Bowl trip in 2001 but lost to quarterback Tom Brady and the New England Patriots. Warner played in his third and final Super Bowl against the Pittsburgh Steelers in 2009. The Cardinals fell to the Steelers 27-13.

Warner answers questions about football career

On July 13th, Warner shed light on his Hall of Fame speech process during an NFL national conference call. He said his speech is almost done but he’s still open to changing some things before the big day.

His wife Brenda will introduce him at enshrinement ceremony

The class of 2017 Pro Football Hall of Fame inductee picked his wife Brenda to introduce him at the enshrinement ceremony and says there is no better candidate. “She’s been there from the beginning”, said Warner. He was asked about the most remarkable accomplishment of his career and he responded with the Super Bowl winning season with the Rams.

There are pros in European football

“Quarterbacks like Jake Delhomme and Brad Johnson both played in Europe and took their teams to the Super Bowl, so yeah it can be beneficial”, said Warner.

Warner’s story is truly admirable

Kurt is an example of hard work, dedication, and patience. Even when his football future looked bleak, he stuck with it and never gave up. How can you hate this story?

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