There are not many greater comeback stories than Kurt Warner's, if you wish to call it that. Whatever way you choose to look at it, Warner's story is one that has been told time and time again.
Warner's initial opportunity with the NFL was a long-shot that was short lived.
After an exceptional college career Kurt Warner was invited to the Green Bay Packers training camp after going undrafted in the 1994 NFL draft. The Packers saw potential in the young quarterback but did not see him as fit for the NFL just yet and cut him before the season began.
Not receiving an opportunity with another team, Warner returned to his alma-mater Northern Iowa and served as a grad assistant while stocking shelves at a local grocery store.
Not willing to give up on his dreams, Warner began playing Arena Football. He did so from 1995-1997 before being signed by the St. Louis Rams in 1998. This is where Warner's stardom began.
In 1999, when Rams' starting quarterback Trent Green suffered a season-ending knee injury in the preseason Warner took over.
The rest is history. Warner lead the Rams to a first place finish in the NFC West before leading the team to a Super Bowl XXXIV championship.
Warner was named NFL and Super Bowl MVP, throwing for 4,353 yards with 41 touchdown in his debut season as a starter.