Will Warner's History Haunt Him?

Brent FarleyContributor IMay 29, 2009

It is no surprise that Kurt Warner's career has been filled with injuries.  Kurt Warner has shown he is a tough quarterback.  Over and over, Warner takes the abuse of the defense as he launches a pass two seconds before meeting a mack truck!

At 37 years old, Warner has had his share of injuries.  His right MCL and his left elbow have given him grief.  But Warner has shown that he can work through the pain, and lead his team down the field.

After coming off a story book year, the Arizona Cardinal's front office is looking for Warner to lead them to Miami for Superbowl XLIV.  The players are looking to Warner to be the leader he has been.  Arizona head coach Ken Whisenhunt is looking for Warner to keep the winning percentage up and the fans of Arizona are hoping for more of the same!

But behind all the hopes and dreams of the Arizona Cardinals, one fact remains.  The leader of the team is not young.  According to The Department of Economics at Middlebury College in Vermont, a quarterback in the NFL is at their prime at age 31 (Paul M. Sommers and Stefan G. Hrdina- September 2007 paper # 07-18) Older quarterbacks have taken more hits than their rookie counterparts, and as training and off season programs have become more effective, the hits taken have increased in power.

If Kurt Warner is going to take the Arizona Cardinal's to the promised land once again, the offensive line is going to have to protect him like never before.  And to help the receivers get down the field a little quicker, maybe Bidwell can look into buying rocket powered Nike's!