The argument against Kurt Warner has been that he was the product of the system in St. Louis because he had Marshall Faulk, Orlando Pace, Isaac Bruce and Torry Holt.
Then in Arizona, Warner had Larry Fitzgerald, Anquan Boldin and Steve Breaston.
In St. Louis, the Rams offense dominated as "The Greatest Show on Turf" by becoming the only team in NFL history to score more than five hundred points in three consecutive seasons.
In that time, the Rams won the Super Bowl, appeared in another Super Bowl, and earned three NFL MVP awards, with Warner winning two and Marshall Faulk winning the other.
The Rams could have won the Super Bowl with less offense, but the fact is, that offense not only won, it dominated.
In Arizona, the Cardinals didn't dominate as the St. Louis offense did, yet still appeared in the Super Bowl. Nevertheless, the Cardinals featured three top receivers, thus people immediately questioned Kurt Warner's chances of induction into the Hall of Fame.
All Warner has done is lead two teams to the Super Bowl that had long mired in mediocrity before he started.
Moreover, Warner's career thus far has nearly mirrored that of Steve Young: 1 Super Bowl ring, 2 NFL MVP awards, and a career passer rating over 90.
At 38, Warner has only been in the NFL for eleven years, so I can imagine that Warner can still play for another four years, because he hasn't taken as many hits as other quarterbacks have, like Brett Favre.
Right now, I think Warner is a Hall of Fame quarterback, but if he can start another four seasons then I think that will silence the critics.
But what exactly does Warner have to prove to silence the critics: the length of his career? I honestly don't buy the argument that a great quarterback must have a long career, when that quarterback achieved nothing such as, Dan Marino, Dan Fouts.
In three seasons, Warner did what those two tried an entire career to do and yet never did. I guarantee you that Dan Marino and Dan Fouts would rather have what Warner has.
Winning is not luck. Those who assert as much, are just losers in hiding.