QB Kurt Warner will technically become a free agent Friday, but he doesn’t have eyes for anybody but Arizona at this point. Warner was on The Monty Show on Sporting News radio, and he reiterated that he will likely remain in Arizona or retire.
- “That’s really what I’m leaning towards,” Warner said. “You never want to say never … that I would never go and see what else is out there and see if there’s a great situation for me to go in and succeed. I think you look at the situation and look at the fact that I probably only have a couple of years left maximum … and you don’t want to go and start over, you don’t want to have to rebuild. You want to be able to be a part of something you’re comfortable with, where the pieces are in place to be successful.”
Warner was asked by host Tim Montemayor if the reports of $10-$12 million were accurate.
- “I’ve never been about the money, although I do know that money means commitment in this business. And we’re trying to figure out what’s the best fit and what works and what’s going to be best for everybody and that’s how I’ve always worked. My bottom line is I want to keep this team together and I want to have a chance to win a championship and that’s the most important thing. And I want to be compensated as well because I know these are probably going to be the last two years I’m going to play.”
Warner also said that WR Anquan Boldin‘s situation will be a factor.
- “I’m not looking to come back and be mediocre. I want to build off of what we did last year, I want to have another chance to win a championship and I think a huge piece of that puzzle is Anquan Boldin. He’s a great football player, a great individual, the ultimate pro. Of all the guys I’ve been around, he attacks the business and his job like a pro, and I appreciate that and those are the guys I want to be around. Guys that are competitive, that want to be great and want to win. And yeah, I think he’s a key piece to our puzzle as an Arizona Cardinal organization. That is definitely something I’m watching and, you know, I’m trying to do everything I can to get him back here to make another run.”