Arizona Cardinals coach Ken Whisenhunt wants Kurt Warner to return as his team’s quarterback in 2010. But he says he knows Warner is going to take his time and make the right decision for himself.
“I don’t think there needs to be a deadline, but we all know what kind of person Kurt is, and we all know he’s very intelligent and grounded and he’ll go through this process,” Whisenhunt said on KTAR in Phoenix, per SportsRadioInterviews.com. “He’ll evaluate what’s best for him, for his family and he’ll make that decision. So I’m not really pressured or feel any sense of urgency to find out what his time line is.”
Whisenhunt says he doesn’t think the Cardinals need to worry about Warner waiting until August to make up his mind, or retiring and un-retiring during the off-season.
“The type of guy that Kurt is, he’s not going to draw it out for a month, two months,” Whisenhunt said. “He’ll make his decision and that’s what he’ll stick with.”
Whisenhunt says he’s proud to have been the coach who was there for Warner’s resurgence, and that he hopes he’ll have at least one more season as Warner’s coach.
“I feel very blessed that we as a football team that we’ve had the two and a half, almost three years that we’ve gotten out of Kurt,” Whisenhunt said. “Because of the way he’s played, because nobody thought he could play at that level again. And certainly you hope that he’d come back for another one because we’re just so excited about where we’re going as a team.”