Cardinals QB Kurt Warner has the decision to make — retire, or come back for a 13th NFL season in 2010. Warner hasn’t put a timetable on his decision, but said Saturday he won’t draw-out the process, either.
The NFL GameDay Morning crew took up the topic on Sunday, as Marshall Faulk, Steve Mariucci, Warren Sapp and Michael Irvin debated Warner’s decision and his Hall of Fame potential.
“Knowing Kurt, I’m going to say this is probably it for Kurt,” said Faulk, a teammate of Warner’s for five seasons in St. Louis. “Coming back this year, after last year’s Super Bowl run, was basically to get back to the playoffs and get back to the Super Bowl. Kurt is a competitor. He wants to get out there, and he wants to compete. But he understands that there is a family at home.”
Regardless of his decision, Mariucci believes Warner has a Hall of Fame credentials, and he wasn’t alone — Sapp and Irvin agreed.
“Can he still play? Absolutely. He has Hall of Fame written all over his resume,” Mariucci said. “But does he have anything left to prove? I don’t think so. The guy has done it all for a long time. … He probably could freshen up and do this again, if he chooses. My guess says that he walks away on top. He’s had a great career.”