Kurt Warner Retires: Fantasy Football Impact on Cardinals Players

Football ManiaxsSenior Writer IJanuary 31, 2010

By Chad Samuels.

Arizona Cardinals QB Kurt Warner has retired from the NFL. Unlike Minnesota Vikings QB Brett Favre, it is likely that Warner will stay retired. With his retirement will come a shake up of the Arizona Cardinals offense.

There are far reaching consequences if things remain how they are. The retirement will not impact seasonal leagues too significantly as it was announced early enough. Players’ values will fluctuate and stabilize by the time seasonal drafts come around.

 This is not the case with dynasty leagues.

People who can make accurate assessments of player values can take advantage of sell-high opportunities and buy-low offers.


The biggest impact obviously is to Warner himself. Unlike other quarterbacks who retired for lack of work, Warner has a job with the Arizona Cardinals. Because of this job availability, he is not being forced to retire, thus more likely to stay retired. It is probably too late to trade Warner now. It is safe to drop him from your dynasty leagues.


The successor to the Cardinals QB job is Matt Leinart. Leinart was a great college prospect winning the Heisman Trophy and a national title with USC. His NFL career has been less than glamorous. He started 10 games in 2006 as a rookie throwing 11 touchdowns and 12 interceptions. In 2007, he was pulled for Warner because he had difficulty running the two-minute offense....

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