When Arizona plays at Carolina on Saturday, it’s the $1 million game for Cardinals quarterback Kurt Warner.
Warner’s contract contains a $1 million incentive for him leading Arizona to the NFC Divisional Playoffs. It will boost Warner’s incentives this season to $3.5 million, a half-million short of the maximum he can earn under his current deal.
Warner already collected $500,000 for finishing in the top 10in the NFL in passing yards, touchdowns and yards per pass. He will collect another $500,000 for the Cardinals’ 10 victories and another $500,000 for reaching the wild-card round, and he will make another whopping $1 million for leading Arizona to the divisional playoffs.
It turns out that Warner has had both a productive and lucrative season.