Fresh off one of his three good seasons, Kurt Warner and his agent Mark Bartelrosensteinberg are already starting to play the game.
Kurt’s agent is wasting no time—he obviously understands that you should strike while the iron’s hot.
“I want to talk to Kurt today or tomorrow...I don’t look at discounts. Every deal has its own unique circumstances. I don’t go into it with a preconceived notion. You find what the issues are with your client and for the team and try to agree on something that makes sense.”
Here’s a preconceived notion for you, Marky Mark: your lunatic QB has no bargaining power in this negotiation! I’m not the best poker player in the world, but I can smell this bluff from a mile away.
Think about it. Kurt is a conservative religious nut with 7 kids who doesn’t like change, so he’s probably not willing to move so fast. His gloves and Spike’s wig can’t withstand the cold of the Northeast or the humidity of the Southeast, so there goes that side of the country. And he’s grown attached to Arizona and the groundswell of support he’s received over the past couple years.
Put all of this together and what do you have? A huge advantage for the Cards in this negotiation. I would lowball this bum and see how he reacts.
What’s the worst that can happen? Say Baby Jesus is extremely offended by the lowball offer. The man relates everything back to G-d anyway, so it’s not like he’ll be upset with the franchise. He’ll just say it was meant to be or some crap like that. And then he’ll realize he doesn’t have many options. Retirement certainly isn’t an option because he’s addicted to the fame and fortune.
Ten percent chance he leaves and takes his religious cult elsewhere. And even that wouldn’t be so bad—at least we’d get instant entertainment with Playboy Leinart back in the starting lineup!!!
Realize you have the upper hand, Arizona, and teach this guy and his overeager agent a lesson!!
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