Does Kurt Warner belong to the HoF?

Singapore
February 3, 2009 2:54am CST
A lot of experts are saying he does not belong to the HoF, simply because he started late in his career, and only producing at best 4 great football seasons(including this year). Personally I think he does not belong, mainly due to the reason above, but to be honest I WANT him to make it to Canton when his playing days are over. He is a classic example of an athlete(an individual for that matter), who was given a small chance and made the most out of it. Sadly I don't think there are "mercy" votes for the hall electors, so I don't hink he will get in...Unless he wins another SB. What do you all think?
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@timhinyy (1653)
• United States
23 Feb 09
well as far as the super bowl goes it certainly wasnt because of him that his teams were 1-2 he played great did any1 really think after that demoralizing int right b4 the half against the steelers that arizona even had a chance to make it close let alone take the lead and almost win it his teams could as easily have been 3-0 then 1-2 then would he be a lock for the hall of fame?
• Singapore
24 Feb 09
It would seem as though one of the requirements for Qbs to get in is the number of SB wins. 1 or 2 SB wins does not automatically get you in, but 3 certainly does. Another scenario is if the said QB has amassed an impressive stat throughout his career. I totally agree with you that it really isn't Warner's fault his teams lost those 2 SBs, in fact Kurt Warner was the biggest reason why his teams almost won those 2.
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@timhinyy (1653)
• United States
25 Feb 09
sadly i am a tortured buffalo bills fan but losing 4 super bowls didnt keep jim kelly out of the hall of fame just a thought at least he did win one i know alot of QB'S be happy with just one i know as a fan i would have been exstatic if they had gotten one
@1fastcat (80)
• United States
20 Feb 09
He had the #1, 2, and 3 best passing yardage games in Super Bowl history. Someone once said that you belong in the HOF if the story of the NFL during your time cannot be told without mentioning your name. Years from now if you told the history of the NFL from this decade to your kids or grandkids, how in the world could you omit this guy? The story alone is totally unbelievable. If they had made a fictional movie like this in the mid 90's or earlier you would think it is so unrealistic it could never happen. To even make it as a starter would be a crazy idea. But to put up the number he did with the Rams, be the MVP and win the Super Bowl that year was insane. You have to let him in.
• Singapore
21 Feb 09
I totally agree, his story is literally a script out of hollywood.
• Japan
3 Feb 09
I don`t think he is a HOF QB. THere are lots of people who were not given much of a chance who made it.He really dosen`t have enough wins to get in. Add the fumbles in big games and he will be remember for losing the ball more than winning.
• Singapore
8 Feb 09
Yeah we all remember his head scratching fumbles, but then again when he played great, he really was on top of his game. I'm still hoping he gets in, eventhough his body of work may not be enough.
@mscott (1924)
• United States
13 Feb 09
I think he belongs there. He has better numbers then some guys who are already in. Not that I am against any of them but what did Joe Namath do besides the one superbowl? He has led two different teams there, been an MVP, led the leagues in various things, won a Superbowl, has the best career playoff passing yards per game, and win healthy look what he has done. I think he belongs there. I am sure there are a bunch of writers that won't say he does but in football one has a better chance of getting in then in something like baseball.
• United States
13 Feb 09
That is a tough one, he has the numbers, he has the ring, but he doesn't have the name, nor did he play in a big city. I really wouldn't feel bad either way, I personally wouldn't vote for him, but I wouldn't be upset if he got in.
@jakeb1 (562)
• United States
8 Feb 09
I think that Kurt Warner does belong in the Hall of Fame but I don't think he will get in. He has been in 3 Superbowls now and has a Superbowl ring. His quarterback rating in the Superbowl are one of the highest ever. The question now is if he will return for another season or retire.
@RCrouse4 (12)
• United States
5 Feb 09
I think Kurt Warner belongs in the Hall. He has the Super Bowl win, MVP's, Passing yards, TD's. He has better stats than Aikman (minus a couple rings). I don't see the difference in someone starting late in the career as someone leaving early in their career (Barry Sanders, Jim Brown). Being a backup for those years after the Rams definately brings up some red flags, but in the time frame from the Rams to the Cardinals he obviously didn't loose a step. Also, look what the great quartbacks of all time have done for wide receivers, they get them into the hall. Warner throwing the ball to Holt and Bruce, as well as, Fitzgerald and Boldin will only help them get into the hall.
• United States
4 Feb 09
I doubt he will make it in. It would be nice to see his story in, but there are so many good QBs that are more deserving. The best argument I have heard on ESPN was if you have to question if someone should go into the HoF, then he isn't a Hall of Famer. That clears up a lot of questions in my mind. I agree with the statement, because if you let to many people in, then the HoF loses its luster. I don't think he will make it, but I really enjoy watching Kurt Warner play. His story is definitly an inspiration to all athletes.