Kurt Warner won one Super Bowl with the St. Louis Rams and
took them to another, and was the key player in “The
Greatest Show on Turf.”
So, maybe it will be a surprise when you realize the QB
played in more games for the Arizona Cardinals than he did
for the team he started his career with. (62-53).
Of course, if Warner had it his way he would have stayed
in St. Louis his entire career, but various injuries and
the emergence of a younger option forced him out of town,
and he only landed in Arizona after a quick stop in New
York with the Giants. No matter how much loyalty he felt
towards the Rams, who gave him a chance in the NFL and for
whom he had found so much success, he had to go.
“I think the thing is that most athletes are pretty loyal,
and they’re loyal to a degree,” Warner told Arizona Sports
620’s Doug and Wolf Friday. “I think most athletes, when
they start their career or they find a place where they
feel really good and they feel comfortable — not just in
the community, but within an organization — they want to
“And they want to stay there primarily for most of their
Unfortunately, rarely does it seem to work out that way.
Warner was not the first athlete who had to leave town,
forgoing “loyalties” in the name of continuing his career,
and he won’t be the last. Which is why, while some Suns
fans may be upset with Steve Nash for wanting to sign with
the Los Angeles Lakers, Warner said the point guard had to
do what was best for him.
“The loyalty has to go both ways,” Warner said. “You need
to see from an organization their commitment to you.”