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    Kurt Warner signs 3-year, $18M deal with Arizona Cardinals

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    The Arizona Cardinals rewarded quarterback Kurt Warner for his loyalty and efficiency during the 2005 season.

    Warner signed a three-year, $18 million contract that should be worth between $20 million and $24 million should he perform as he did last season, ESPN.com's John Clayton reported Tuesday. The two-time MVP completed 64.5 percent of his passes and had a quarterback rating of 85.8 in his first season with the Cardinals.

    After the season, Warner told coach Dennis Green and the Cardinals that he wanted to return and stay as the starter. Negotiations for a contract began then and concluded Tuesday afternoon with a three-year deal. Warner signed a one-year, $4 million deal with the Cardinals in 2005 and lived up to all expectations.

    The signing of Warner officially begins the NFL offseason and takes perhaps the top free-agent quarterback off the market. New Lions offensive coordinator Mike Martz was willing to sell Warner to his new team as an option to challenge Joey Harrington for the starting job after the two patched up their relationship last season.

    Warner clearly resurrected his career in Arizona. He started 10 games last season, completed 242 of 375 passes for 2,713 yards and 11 touchdowns. When he was playing, the Cardinals had the best passing numbers in the NFL, and he did it despite a running attack that was missing. The Cardinals averaged only 71 rushing yards a game and only 3.2 yards a carry. The lack of a running game made the Cardinals one-dimensional and put more pressure on Warner to move the ball through the air.

    Warner will make $7 million this season not counting incentives.

    Warner burst onto the NFL scene in 1999 for the St. Louis Rams, earning MVP honors after throwing for 4,353 yards and a league-high 41 touchdowns.

    Warner capped that outstanding campaign with an MVP performance in Super Bowl XXXIV, leading the Rams to a 23-16 win over the Tennessee Titans.

    Two years later, Warner again was named league MVP after posting 4,830 passing yards and 36 touchdowns as St. Louis made a return visit to the Super Bowl.

    After a six-year run with the Rams, the 34-year-old Warner spent 2004 with the New York Giants, holding down the starting job before rookie Eli Manning took over to finish the year.

    Injuries between 2002-03 curbed Warner's run with the Rams but the three-time Pro Bowler still owns the best completion percentage (65.7) in NFL history and his quarterback rating of 94.1 is second all-time to Hall of Famer Steve Young.


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    Re: Kurt Warner signs 3-year, $18M deal with Arizona Cardinals

    Good for him. He's a quality guy that should perform well!

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    Re: Kurt Warner signs 3-year, $18M deal with Arizona Cardinals

    Wow the cardinals are stupid.


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    Re: Kurt Warner signs 3-year, $18M deal with Arizona Cardinals

    dumb...

    mckown is good

    i think that they should stick w/ him.

























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    Re: Kurt Warner signs 3-year, $18M deal with Arizona Cardinals

    The cardinals should have drafted Roethlisberger. Now they are paying washed up Warner 7 million a year, wow.


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    Re: Kurt Warner signs 3-year, $18M deal with Arizona Cardinals

    "ItalianStallion" wrote:
    The cardinals should have drafted Roethlisberger. Now they are paying washed up Warner 7 million a year, wow.
    If ben started out in Arizona he would be much like eli, lots of INT's and inconsistant. Ben has alot of help around him in Pitts.

    Your right though but they need a running game up in AZ to have an effective QB.

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    Re: Kurt Warner signs 3-year, $18M deal with Arizona Cardinals

    I don't think it was dumb at all. They have some talented Wrs that really benefitted from The play of Warner. Two WRs with over 100 receptions. It may be a gamble, but it may be worth it. I say it is a good move. Keep those WRs happy for a while longer. McCown wasn't the answer! Now, they can draft a project and hope that they can develop him into a starter 3 years from now.

    If the AZ can get a better line going up front, the Cards could do some damage down field with Boldin and Fitz, both young and talented. They could be the most prolific DUO in NFL history if they stay together.

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    Re: Kurt Warner signs 3-year, $18M deal with Arizona Cardinals

    They paid about 6 million more per year than I would have gave him because his prime is past him and he is very happy footed when you blitz him and make him uncomfortable in the pocket.
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    Re: Kurt Warner signs 3-year, $18M deal with Arizona Cardinals

    I don't understand what makes him so washed up ... he was VERY effective last season and looked VERY good ... he would have been the leading passer in yardage if he had not gotten hurt.

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    Re: Kurt Warner signs 3-year, $18M deal with Arizona Cardinals

    "DarrinNelsonguy" wrote:
    They paid about 6 million more per year than I would have gave him because his prime is past him and he is very happy footed when you blitz him and make him uncomfortable in the pocket.
    He'll never survive in the playoffs again unless he's got an oline that doesn't let anyone hit him. If he gets hit its over.

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