Few imagined Kurt Warner could have such a significant impact on the NFL when he emerged from anonymity in 1999 to lead the Rams to the Super Bowl.
Now, 11 years later, talk is swirling that this could be the last season for a quarterback who endured a Hollywood-like rise to the top of the NFL.
Following the Cardinals victory over Green Bay in the Wild Card round, Warner was non-committal about his future.
When prompted about what lies ahead for him, Warner offered, "I don't think you ever want to stay too long, but you never want to go out before it's time. The hard part is trying to figure that out, but right now it's about another playoff game. It's about New Orleans and then we'll go from there."
With one year left on his contract and plenty of tread left on the tires, retirement seems like a hasty decision. For a quarterback with an atypical route to NFL stardom, one who built his career by doing things critics said he could not do, it is worth it to Warner, Cardinals fans, and the NFL for him to give it one more year.
Here are 10 reasons why he'd be crazy to hang it up.