It sounded like an April Fools joke when Kurt Warner said it yesterday: At the age of 43, five years since he retired, an official with an NFL team approached him about coming in for a workout.
Warner, who analyzed Jameis Winston’s performance at Florida State’s Pro Day for NFL Network on Wednesday, wrote on Twitter afterward that someone — he didn’t say who — from an NFL team came up to him and asked whether he’d be interested in going through a private workout. Warner said that the idea intrigued him. (When he was asked if it was an April Fools joke, Warner replied that it was not.)
Warner announced his retirement after the 2009 season. He’ll turn 44 in June. Surely, no NFL team would seriously consider signing him?
Actually, it’s not as crazy as it sounds. Warner is younger than Vinny Testaverde was when he last started in the NFL. And considering the state of the quarterback position in the NFL right now, there are teams that Warner could help. Most Cardinals fans would have taken Warner over Ryan Lindley late last year.
So it makes sense for some team to ask Warner to try out. There will be quarterbacks taking snaps in the NFL this year who aren’t as good as a 44-year-old Kurt Warner would be.