Get Kurt Warner’s Pro Football Hall of Fame Bust Ready!

February 21, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

On January 29, one of the greatest people to ever play the game, Kurt Warner , announced his retirement.
In a companion article for Examiner.com, I outlined why he should be admired as a person. In this one, I will deal only with the case for the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
And unlike some people whose emotions cloud their judgment on and off the field, we can rely on Warner to mean it when he says he is retired. That gives the bronzesmiths five years to get the bust ready.
Warner is a two-time MVP and four-time Pro Bowl selection with more records than I care to list (see his link above). He finished with impressive enough numbers to get in: 2,666 of 4,070 (65.5 percent), 208 TDs, 128 picks, 32,344 yards, and a 93.7 passer rating.
By comparison, first-ballot Hall of Famer Troy Aikman was 2,898 of 4,715 (61.5) for 32,942, 165 TDs, and 141 picks for an 81.5 passer rating. The difference, of course, is the era.
In the 10 years from Aikman's retirement to Warner's...

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