After playing college football at Northern Iowa from 1990 to 1993, Warner spent four years without being named to an NFL roster. Kurtis Eugene Warner is an American former football quarterback who played in the National Football League (NFL) for 12 seasons, primarily with the St. Louis Rams and Arizona Cardinals.
His career, which saw him ascend from an undrafted free agent to a two-time Most Valuable Player and Super Bowl MVP, is regarded as one of the greatest Cinderella stories in NFL history.
When did Kurt Warner retire and why?
Considered the NFL’s greatest undrafted player, Warner retired in 2010 five years after his two youngest children were born. Warner told ESPN that he would be spending his retirement “watching his children grow up, doing some preaching, and perhaps getting into football broadcasting.
Warner is the only undrafted player to be named NFL MVP and Super Bowl MVP, as well as the only undrafted quarterback to lead his team to a Super Bowl victory. He is also one of only three quarterbacks to win a Super Bowl during his first season as the primary starter.