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Quarterback Kurt Warner

Kurt Warner of the Arizona Cardinals


Kurt Warner

Kurt Warner #13 of the Arizona Cardinals drops back to throw a pass against the Carolina Panthers during their game on October 26, 2008 at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, North Carolina.

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As the 2008 NFL season approached, many figured the youngster Matt Leinart would be the starting quarterback for the Arizona Cardinals. But he was beaten out for the job by veteran and former league MVP Kurt Warner. And it certainly worked out for the best for the Cardinals as Warner rebounded to rival the form he once displayed as a member of the St. Louis Rams, and led the team to an appearance in Super Bowl XLIII.

As has been the case for much of his career, Warner does a great job of reading defenses, making quick decisions, and spreading the ball around to his bevvy of weapons. If there has been one knock on him throughout his career, though, it is hanging onto the football too long at times. He can also be forced into bad decisions under consistent pressure (name a quarterback who isn't, right?) but when he is on he is almost unstoppable given the weapons at his disposal.

In 2009, Warner threw for 3,753 yards and 26 touchdowns while posting a passer rating of 93.2.

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