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Some think Kurt Warner could come back

NFL_warner_250.jpgFormer Rams, Giants, and Cardinals quarterback Kurt Warner, who likely has done enough in his final two seasons to cement a spot in the Hall of Fame, has made it clear that he won’t be doing the back-and-forth Brett Favre thing.  Now that Kurt is retired, he’s retired.

There’s no reason to not believe that.  But we’ve recently picked up on some rumblings suggesting that it’s not out of the question that Warner could return for another season. 

Some believe Warner assumed he’d automatically get a job covering the NFL on one of the networks.  To date, he hasn’t.  And, by now, the assignments for 2011 are largely firmed up.

So if Warner won’t have a TV gig in 2010, the thinking is that he could be lured back to the gridiron.

And the Cardinals, who are saddled with Matt Leinart and Derek Anderson, could be interested in bringing him back.

The key word in all of this is “could.”  At this point, it’s way too early to believe that Warner would decide not to not play football.  But unless and until he lands a job in television, it’s a possibility that needs to at least be considered.

That said, he still could find something in television for the NFL season.  Earlier today, Warner announced on his Twitter page that he’ll be working the Iowa Barnstormers and Arizona Rattlers game for NFL Network on Friday, May 21.  So just as Warner parlayed his football performance in the AFL into NFL stardom, maybe he’ll be able to do the same thing from a broadcasting perspective.

With or without someone’s knee getting blown out in the preseason.

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42 Responses to “Some think Kurt Warner could come back”
  1. bbeer says: May 18, 2010 8:07 PM

    Not going to happen. He just wants to hang out and stay out of the spotlight now. Not everyone is Brett Favre, Florio. You’re just a walking conspiracy theory.

  2. MasterShake says: May 18, 2010 8:09 PM

    He heard about his wife, I mean Dockett posing in the shower and that has him interested. He just wants to “sack” some more groceries.

  3. lurch says: May 18, 2010 8:10 PM

    Why would it matter at this point if the assignments for 2011 are firmed up? Don’t we have to get through 2010 first and then hope there is a 2011?

  4. ampats says: May 18, 2010 8:10 PM

    Why would he ?
    He has a great career ahead announcing the Iowa Barnstormers games on NFLN.

  5. ampats says: May 18, 2010 8:13 PM

    Its exciting watching the NBA Draft live from Secaucus,NJ just up the road from the Newark Jets new stadium.

  6. jsbeck says: May 18, 2010 8:14 PM

    i wish he would!!
    he is awesome to have in the nfl!!

  7. se18a29 says: May 18, 2010 8:16 PM

    I hope he comes back. Fun to watch.

  8. larazaboycottazgoahead says: May 18, 2010 8:16 PM

    oh flo there you go again…just like a little girl, trying to start something…do you moonlight for tmz?

  9. 4evrnyt says: May 18, 2010 8:16 PM

    Some think you can turn lead into gold.
    I realize it’s the slow season but are we reporting every thought that comes out of peoples head now?

  10. Sincerely Yours says: May 18, 2010 8:19 PM

    What a waste of internet space this ‘article’ is. GAG

  11. Fan of Football says: May 18, 2010 8:20 PM

    Nooo! don’t do it Kurt! Unretireing is a worse offense then going buckwild in a bar bathroom with an unwilling female to some here.

  12. sniperhare says: May 18, 2010 8:23 PM

    I don’t think he deserves a HoF slot. He should have beat the Steelers in the SB. Then we could have had two destiny teams win in a row instead of just one.

  13. downwithdansnyder says: May 18, 2010 8:24 PM

    Why does noodle arm Matt Leinart keep getting chances. This guy doesn’t have an NFL arm. I’m just shocked that a guy like Jason Cambell gets thrown under the bus, yet Leinart has a longer string. My opinion he’ll NEVER be a legit NFL QB

  14. LambeauGold12 says: May 18, 2010 8:25 PM

    You noticed he was going to color commentate the Barnstormers game this friday off of his Twitter. So convenient that you missed his dozens of jokes about coming back, talking about how much he loves his retired life. He also flat out said he’s done several times. This guy has never been a Brett Favre, no reason to doubt him.
    I don’t mind most of your stuff, but this is ridiculous Mike.

  15. KrazyTrumpeter05 says: May 18, 2010 8:31 PM

    Unlike “that other guy” I actually believe Kurt Warner when he says he is done for good. He’s built up a reputation for being honest, so I choose to believe him.

  16. irishsamurai says: May 18, 2010 8:32 PM

    if he came back the rest of that division would crap themselves,if he came back he would catapult the cards up to the top of the favorites to win the nfc,i hope he does,it was fun watching the cards the past few seasons

  17. robert ethen says: May 18, 2010 8:40 PM

    Warner isn’t thrilled with that AFL gig. He is having a hellish time learning Morse Code to send the play by play back to headquarters.

  18. Onderin says: May 18, 2010 8:41 PM

    Grasping at straws. This ‘since he did/didn’t, therefore he might’ formula allows for a couple hundred words, but nothing significant to report.

  19. HarrisonHits says: May 18, 2010 8:42 PM

    Why does Warner need a job in TV ? I doubt he’s yet squandered all of the many millions he made in the NFL. He can never work another day in his life and be perfectly happy.
    Missing the spotlight might get him back playing, but I doubt very much it has anything to do with working in television or not.

  20. SonsCompass says: May 18, 2010 8:42 PM

    Kurt Warner is not coming back, but I would welcome it. Tim Tebow has taken his role as Christian QB that atheists love to bash.

  21. Poo Flinging Monkey says: May 18, 2010 8:44 PM

    In other news, Dan Marino is considering a return, as is Roger Staubach, Sonny Jurgenson and the late Bobby Layne.

  22. ampats says: May 18, 2010 8:45 PM

    tune in Friday night NFLN. He’s announcing the Barnstormers game.

  23. downsouth49er says: May 18, 2010 8:49 PM

    bring his ass back so the 49ers could punish him one more time and put him out his misery

  24. drummer1279 says: May 18, 2010 8:55 PM

    He’s not coming back to the NFL. I’d bet money on it. He’s broadcasting the Barnstormers game because the Iowa Barnstormers are retiring his Barnstormer jersey that night. Nothing else to see, move along.

  25. winslow says: May 18, 2010 9:06 PM

    With Warner back and an improved defense, Arizona would be a Super Bowl contender.
    With Leinart, the Cardinals will struggle to make the playoffs.
    All those good receivers go to waste if there is no one to get them the ball.
    The Jets would have won it all last year if they had Warner, and they are likely to fall short again with Sanchez starting. It will be interesting to see whether Rex Ryan can keep his job if Sanchez has the traditional sophomore slump that occurs when defenses have an offseason to study a rookie qb.

  26. vanhelsing says: May 18, 2010 9:11 PM

    unlike some other qb, i think kurt meant it.
    he has taken a beating.

  27. Little Tommy says: May 18, 2010 9:14 PM

    Please take forever to decide. We need to occupy ourselves with somebody other than that moron who plays QB for MN.

  28. hendeeze says: May 18, 2010 9:34 PM

    Who? Bret Farve’s agent?

  29. badthings says: May 18, 2010 9:36 PM

    robert ethen says: May 18, 2010 8:40 PM
    Warner isn’t thrilled with that AFL gig. He is having a hellish time learning Morse Code to send the play by play back to headquarters.
    That’s funny right there……

  30. bake says: May 18, 2010 10:00 PM

    We Redskins fans wish THAT old QB would come to Washington, instead of the one that did……

  31. FumbleNuts says: May 18, 2010 10:04 PM

    By Week #3 Derek Anderson WILL be throwing bombs to “Fitz.”

  32. Krow says: May 18, 2010 10:12 PM

    Once those PEDs wash out of his system he may unretire… just like Brett.

  33. patpatriotagain says: May 18, 2010 11:58 PM

    Out of football in the middle of your career will kill his HOF bid. it’s a nice story, but no dice.

  34. KrazyTrumpeter05 says: May 19, 2010 12:46 AM

    SonsCompass says:
    May 18, 2010 8:42 PM
    Kurt Warner is not coming back, but I would welcome it. Tim Tebow has taken his role as Christian QB that atheists love to bash.
    Oh please, Kurt Warner was nowhere near as high and mighty, and certainly nowhere near as annoying as Jesus Tebow.

  35. DarthGable says: May 19, 2010 1:28 AM

    He needs to divorce his crazy wife.
    Shave a mohawk like his kid or grow a mullet.
    Get plenty of tattoos and piercings.
    And then come back with the Raiders!

  36. Biff Henderson says: May 19, 2010 3:12 AM

    And some people think their wifes look sexy in a G-sting. That doesn’t make it so.

  37. Steve W. says: May 19, 2010 4:57 AM

    No, FumbleNuts, by week 3 Anderson will be throwing bombs to the opposing defense. It’s what he’s really good at.

  38. CJV123 says: May 19, 2010 6:22 AM

    Neither Kurt nor Brenda ever want to be anywhere except in front of the camera. Nothing wrong with that, I suppose, but please don’t spin your yarn here. Warner is a total gloss-hound.

  39. iusedtobeteddybayer says: May 19, 2010 6:53 AM

    Remember, it’s not the “Hall of Statistics”, or the “Hall of Favorite Player of fat-ass sportswriters Anywhere”, it’s the Hall of Fame.
    Memo to Kurt: consider this only when they win 8 games. You’re good for a playoff run but not a whole season.

  40. Joe says: May 19, 2010 9:28 AM

    you write an article saying he may come back because he cant find work on tv and end it with a paragraph about a job he just got on tv.

  41. Tcostant says: May 19, 2010 9:56 AM

    How does Warner not get a job, when guys like Marshall Faulk and Key Johnson and Irvin all have gigs? This guy is worth investing in.

  42. M3ratter says: May 19, 2010 10:04 AM

    Why would he come back? They lost in the playoffs last year and this year they would be without Boldin and Urban at WR, and they lost Dansby and Rolle from their already struggling defense.
    Here is an ideal (actually just something I would like to see) situation if he did decide to come back. Sign a 1 year deal with the Jets to backup injury prone Sanchez. Kurt could mentor him, and if Sanchez did get injured, he could step in and have Cotchery, Edwards, and Holmes to throw to, not to mention have the NFL’s best defense!

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