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Report: Kurt Warner will announce his plans on Friday

Kurt Warner doesn’t intend to drag out his decision on retirement.

Adam Schefter of ESPN is reporting that Warner will have a press conference on Friday at the Arizona Cardinals’ facility to announce his plans.

At this point we don’t know for certain whether Warner’s announcement will be that he’s retiring or that he’s returning for the 2010 season, Schefter reports that there’s a widespread feeling that Warner is done playing football.

If Warner is finished playing, the historical record will show that he was voted to five Pro Bowls, was twice named the league MVP, led two different teams to Super Bowls and won a Super Bowl MVP.

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49 Responses to “Report: Kurt Warner will announce his plans on Friday”
  1. DonTerrelli says: Jan 27, 2010 1:44 PM

    Why would he have a formal announcement if he was going to continue playing?

  2. FumbleNuts says: Jan 27, 2010 1:46 PM

    HOF QB and very classy guy.

  3. downwithdansnyder says: Jan 27, 2010 1:46 PM

    AND had the top three passing performances in Super Bowl history. That’s pretty important for the historical record….

  4. We've had the goal since training camp says: Jan 27, 2010 1:47 PM

    History should also note that the Chicago Bears passed on him twice.

  5. VegasBronco says: Jan 27, 2010 1:47 PM

    Hey Favre, learn what class means. Tune into the Warner news conference.

  6. Ravensfankiller says: Jan 27, 2010 1:47 PM

    See you in Canton sir. A first class person and player. Thanks and god bless. – A Jets fan

  7. eaglesnest812 says: Jan 27, 2010 1:49 PM

    favre and warner retire and vikes and cards get in a bidding war for mcnabb

  8. kiera620 says: Jan 27, 2010 1:51 PM

    He’ll definitely be missed. I love watching him play.

  9. Pervy Harvin says: Jan 27, 2010 1:53 PM

    Kurt knows all eyes are on Favre. Doesn’t want his kids asking him why Florio doesn’t write about him and retirement every day like Favre.Wants to get it over with.

  10. KingJoe! says: Jan 27, 2010 1:54 PM

    I bet it will be an early in the day news conference so he hit the Early Bird special Applebees

  11. toddm6d says: Jan 27, 2010 1:54 PM

    @ VegasBronco
    You’re talking about the same Warner who played the “will he, won’t he” game last year and toyed with San Fran to get his 20 mil contract fro AZ right?
    Yup classy all the way.

  12. rpiotr01 says: Jan 27, 2010 1:55 PM

    It sucks that his last playoff win came at the expense of the Packers, but he really was magnificent in that game.
    I hope he retires. While he wouldn’t be going out on top, he’d be going out with a hell of a lot of grace and good will.

  13. AlwaysSunnyInSD says: Jan 27, 2010 2:01 PM

    Whatever decision he’s made, I’m sure God and Deanna Favre approve.

  14. Dayton Dolfan says: Jan 27, 2010 2:02 PM

    DonTerelli is right. He wouldnt have a presser to say he’s coming back.
    He’s done.

  15. Jared Allen's Shart Stain says: Jan 27, 2010 2:02 PM

    Most of the people on this site carelessly throwing out observations/accusations about “classy” and/or “classless” are probably shirking their work duties to chime in on a football website.
    That warms my heart.

  16. coltsfaninthepeg says: Jan 27, 2010 2:03 PM

    Canton bound. Always saved his best performances for the big games.

  17. Chapnasty2 says: Jan 27, 2010 2:05 PM

    “If Warner is finished playing, the historical record will show that he was voted to five Pro Bowls, was twice named the league MVP, led two different teams to Super Bowls and won a Super Bowl MVP.”
    Seems he has achieved close to as much as Favre in half the time and has 5 times as much class. Favre could learn a lot.

  18. Samuel L. Bronkowitz says: Jan 27, 2010 2:07 PM

    I hope he can stick to his word…
    Otherwise, seemingly a classy guy that came from nowhere to be a hall-of-fame quarterback.

  19. BleedGreen says: Jan 27, 2010 2:08 PM

    toddm6d says:
    January 27, 2010 1:54 PM
    @ VegasBronco
    You’re talking about the same Warner who played the “will he, won’t he” game last year and toyed with San Fran to get his 20 mil contract fro AZ right?
    Yup classy all the way.
    ——————————————-
    Its not unclassy to check out the other options when you’re an UNRESTRICTED FREE AGENT. If you were out of contract, you wouldn’t try and get the best deal possible? He didn’t lie, cheat, steal, make anyone look bad. He simply explored his options before deciding to stay in Az. Nothing unclassy about that.

  20. Ollie says: Jan 27, 2010 2:08 PM

    And Brett will anounce his plans at the end of the 2010 third preseason game.

  21. Cereal Blogger says: Jan 27, 2010 2:11 PM

    Sounds like he’s done if he’s making an announcement this early. The Leinart era beigins…cough cough, I just choked on my own vomit

  22. straightup says: Jan 27, 2010 2:13 PM

    Great career Kurt, see you in broadcasting!

  23. DCViking says: Jan 27, 2010 2:16 PM

    Any idea on what decision Brenda made for him???

  24. leatherneck says: Jan 27, 2010 2:16 PM

    He is 9-4 in the playoffs for his career. That’s amazing.

  25. Asswipe Johnson (Pronounced Az-Wee-Pay) says: Jan 27, 2010 2:16 PM

    Warner should go back to his job at the store where he used to bag groceries and retire after one day…that would be epic.

  26. Maddog says: Jan 27, 2010 2:17 PM

    toddm6d says:
    January 27, 2010 1:54 PM
    @ VegasBronco
    You’re talking about the same Warner who played the “will he, won’t he” game last year and toyed with San Fran to get his 20 mil contract fro AZ right?
    Yup classy all the way.
    ——————————————–
    yeah, awful to use the leverage you have earned to get a higher salary. you’d never do that would you?

  27. Emoney says: Jan 27, 2010 2:25 PM

    What’s amazing is this guy was on the Packers back in the 90’s as a backup to Favre, but I think the Packers let him go. So many decent QB’s have backed up Brett over the years, and left to go have success elsewhere. Warner, Hasselback, Brunell, Detmer. Obviously not the “greatest” QB’s of all time, but good enough to have moved on as starters on other teams.
    Teams like Chicago, who have struggled all of these years to find a QB, could have had this guy, but never jumped on the opportunity. Even after he went to NY and struggled, nobody seemed to want him, other than Arizona.
    Chicago could have had this guy for their super bowl run, rather than having Rex. Maybe things would have been different for them.

  28. DanSnyderSux says: Jan 27, 2010 2:33 PM

    Sounds like he’s done if he’s making an announcement this early. The Leinart era beigins…cough cough, I just choked on my own vomit
    Or the McNabb era, maybe?

  29. Vladimir says: Jan 27, 2010 2:34 PM

    So did God finally remove his desire to play?
    Or did God tell him to STFU and get back in there?
    Maybe God cometh to Leinart, and bestowed upon him the will to give up his desire to do beer bongs and fornicate with underage girls, and from this day forward, put forth in him Warner’s desire to play football without throwing floaters unto defensive backs?
    This stuff is all very confusing…

  30. mpoles says: Jan 27, 2010 2:40 PM

    Imagine the career numbers he’d have put up if the draft experts got him right and he went in the first round.
    Deserves to go to Canton if only because he’s a great story.
    Also, proof that the key to having an effective deep passing game is not just the arm strength of your QB – MR DAVIS!

  31. raiders177 says: Jan 27, 2010 2:43 PM

    # VegasBronco says: January 27, 2010 1:47 PM
    Hey Favre, learn what class means. Tune into the Warner news conference.
    ______________________________________
    Favre had press conferences to retire too, you have no clue if he will do the same thing.

  32. slipkid says: Jan 27, 2010 2:50 PM

    and only 128 picks!
    and he never threw 6 picks in a playoff game… but one of his opponents did!

  33. Arizona Buckeye says: Jan 27, 2010 2:52 PM

    As a Cardinal fan, Friday will not be a good day for us! Kurt Warner has been a class act in every way, in every aspect of his personal and professional life! He is not arrogant, he is not selfish, and he is probably one of the best and most decent individuals on the face of this planet. He has taken a laughing stock of a franchise and elevated them into a pretty good football team that has been absolutely a blast to watch.
    You have earned a place in the Hall of Fame and in the hearts of Arizona!!! Thanks for all the greatness you brought to our town and our team. You will, unfortunately, be greatly missed out on the field next year for I fear that the Leinhart years are going to be quite horrid!

  34. BenRapistberger says: Jan 27, 2010 2:57 PM

    I’m guessing he’s not announcing a press conference to announce his decision to continue playing… he was already a bit shaken by Boldin’s big hit last year, and he took a HUGE shot a few weeks ago that I think may have sealed the deal.
    btw, HoF imo.

  35. spyder210 says: Jan 27, 2010 3:04 PM

    Warner:
    2666 4070 65.5 32344 208 5.1 128 3.1 85 7.9
    Favre:
    6083 9811 62.0 69329 497 5.1 317 3.2 99 7.1
    I’m sorry but I can’t ignore Warner’s “Lost Years” in NY etc. It simply seems that he was only good when having 2 dominate receivers (Holt and Bruce), (Boldin and Fitz). It is easy for a QB to be good when throwing to talented WRs. (Please don’t try to say “Favre had talented WRs”. He had Sharpe for 2 years….he is the only one comparable to Warner’s boys listed above).

  36. Marv_Sleezy says: Jan 27, 2010 3:35 PM

    Not only was he sb MVP – But he also won a superbowl – You didnt mention that

  37. Stetson wears panties says: Jan 27, 2010 3:38 PM

    Take your overrated and hypocritical lying ass home and don’t forget Ugly ass Butch and her wig.
    FTR, Warner is more of a turnover machine than Favre.
    Warner 125 games 174 turnovers 1.39 per game
    Favre 289 games 375 turnovers 1.29 per game
    Manning 192 games 197 turnovers 1.02 per game
    Brady 129 games 129 turnovers 1.00 per game
    TD’s
    Warner 211 td’s 125 games 1.69 per game
    Favre 511 td’s 289 games 1.77 per game
    Manning 383 td’s 192 games 1.9947 per game
    Brady 231 td’s 129 games 1.79 per game.
    TD to TO Ratio
    Warner 1.21 to 1
    Favre 1.36 to 1
    Manning 1.94 to 1
    Brady 1.79 to 1.
    So if you want Warner in Canton then buy his overrated ass a ticket.
    You don’t get cut by 3 franchises and benched for by all 3 you actually played for and go into Canton.

  38. jmondo says: Jan 27, 2010 3:41 PM

    * Sigh *
    You mean you can’t ignore the lost YEAR, in which Warner was brought in along with the #1 Overall pick in the draft who the Giants signed for for 45 Million dollars ???
    Man.. I hate it when fans are clueless about what they talk about…
    Warner had that team 5-4 when he was yanked for the player that they HAD to have start as well. They proceeded to go 1-6 after the fact.

  39. Dan says: Jan 27, 2010 3:44 PM

    Kurt Warner started only 101 games in his career with a 57-44 record. Longevity could cost him. His 128 INTs and 104 Fumbles are a ton too for so few starts.
    Warner is a very close call.

  40. LoganSF2 says: Jan 27, 2010 3:59 PM

    I’m coming back for one more year bitches!
    Love,
    Brett (I beat the pukers ass twice) Farve

  41. nfcbeast says: Jan 27, 2010 4:02 PM

    Hopefully Favre follows him down the retirement road.
    I’d retire too if i got jacked up as bad as Kurt did in his last game.

  42. lichnor says: Jan 27, 2010 4:15 PM

    The guy had 2 good years with the Rams, fell off the face of the earth (and right onto a bench) for 5 years or so, then had 2 good years with the Cards.
    HOF, I think not. Have a seat next to Terrell Davis, son, in the HOF parking lot.

  43. mwcarolina says: Jan 27, 2010 4:21 PM

    favre and warner retire and vikes and cards get in a bidding war for mcnabb
    i see Warner retiring and the Cardinals trade Leinart to Seattle and pickup Jimmy Clausen at pick number 6 i think it is, if the Seahawks want to trade for him that is, if not, they won’t be after McNabb, as for Favre, i see him taking until August to make up his mind and by then i believe it will be too late for the Vikings to do anything.

  44. Stetson wears panties says: Jan 27, 2010 4:25 PM

    The Giants were 5-4 in spite of Warner. He certainly wasn’t the reason. The running game and defense was what had them at 5-4 and with the injuries on D the Giants made the right choice after making a mistake by signing the fumbling fool to start with.
    That stunted the growth of the franchise and they should have started Eli from day whether they went 3-13 like Peyton, 1-15 or 6-10 like they ended up anyway.

  45. shwangyo says: Jan 27, 2010 4:26 PM

    jmondo says:
    January 27, 2010 3:41 PM
    * Sigh *
    You mean you can’t ignore the lost YEAR, in which Warner was brought in along with the #1 Overall pick in the draft who the Giants signed for for 45 Million dollars ???
    Man.. I hate it when fans are clueless about what they talk about…
    Warner had that team 5-4 when he was yanked for the player that they HAD to have start as well. They proceeded to go 1-6 after the fact.
    ————————————————
    Ya I hate when fans are clueless about what they are talking about too… Like you.
    You seem to have forgot about the yearS of ’02-’06 in which he played 10 or less games with well under 3000 pa yards, including ’02 and ’03 in which he played in 9 combined games throwin for 3 tds and 12 ints. Check your facts

  46. ihaveanoutkast says: Jan 27, 2010 4:47 PM

    Warner’s the guy that keeps coming out of retirement, right?

  47. Silver&Black666 says: Jan 27, 2010 6:42 PM

    Friday must be the day that god answers the Warner family’s prayers.
    Has this guy read a book in the last 20 years does he know about this thing called Science?

  48. slipkid says: Jan 27, 2010 7:48 PM

    warner is 9-4 in the playoffs.
    top that, mindless favrites!

  49. Stetson wears panties says: Jan 28, 2010 12:05 AM

    Warner is a hypocritical liar…. So wipe his spunk off your mouth and get over it.

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