clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

Did Kurt Warner Really Think About Retiring?

From the "what in the world" file cabinet, rumors are starting to surface that Kurt Warner contemplated retiring after the loss to the Jets and Boldin's injury. According to reports, he texted his wife from the bus after the game with a message that simply said:

"This is it. I can’t do this anymore. It’s time to retire."Warner7_medium

If you're an Arizona Cardinals fan, that's a scary thought. Kurt Warner is no spring chicken but he is the best quarterback for this offense right now. He's got a QB rating over 100 for the season and after Sunday's game against the Bills he's on pace for 32 touchdowns, 13 interceptions and over 4,700 yards. All of that didn't stop him from getting putting the loss to the Jets into perspective though:

"Something scary like that just makes you contemplate what’s really important and puts football in perspective," Warner reflected after Sunday’s game. "It’s things like that make you say, ‘This game isn’t everything, and I’m not sure if I can do this anymore.’ Because the bottom line is that all I really want is to be able to go home to my wife and kids."


I'm sure Warner will get blasted with retirement questions today and throughout the week (and I'll update as more news becomes avaliable), but something tells me this was just a guy disapointed by a horrible performance. The injury to a friend and teammate certainly played into this mood at the time, but I don't think any of this changes his desire to play football for the rest of this season or for another year or two. Thoughts? Is this something that the Cardinals team or fans should worry about?