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It is not always the length of time a player spends with a team that describes his greatness. This aptly describes Kurt Warner's tenure as the Arizona Cardinals signal caller.
Warner came to Arizona as a free agent in 2005. Things didn't start off great for Warner, as he battled injuries through his first season with the Cards. His second season wasn't much better as he lost the starting job to the lowly Matt Leinart.
However, Warner would get the job back at the end of the 2006 season and this was really the start of something special.
The 2007 season saw a vast improvement for the team. Although the team missed the playoffs, Arizona improved its record to 8-8. Warner finished with 3,417 passing yards along with 27 touchdowns.
In 2008, Warner and the Cardinals' offense exploded.
Warner finished with 4,583 yards passing and 30 touchdowns and would lead the Cardinals to a 9-7 record, a miracle playoff run and ultimately their first Super Bowl in franchise history. Although they lost to the Steelers 27-23 in the Super Bowl, Warner still put up 377 yards passing, the second-highest total in Super Bowl history.
Warner would play one more season in Arizona, leading the team to a 10-6 record and a second consecutive playoff berth. However, the run would end with a second-round loss to the New Orleans Saints. The game would ultimately end Warner's career when he was injured on a cheap hit in the first half. It was determined in 2012 that the New Orleans Saints had put a bounty on Warner.
During his short time in Arizona, Warner led the team to new heights and finished with 15,899 passing yards and 100 touchdowns. Up to this point in Phoenix/Arizona Cardinals history, Kurt Warner is the greatest quarterback to ever put on the uniform.