Former Cardinals QB Kurt Warner led the team to unprecedented heights as their starting QB. The team honored him by inducting Warner into the team Ring of Honor during the halftime of a Monday Night Football win over the Chargers.
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The Arizona Cardinals inducted retired QB Kurt Warner into the team’s Ring of Honor during half-time on Monday Night against the Chargers.
Kurt Warner was one of the all-time great QBs and all-time great people to play for the Cardinals. He joined the team in 2005 but struggled in his first year. The following year, the Cardinals drafted Matt Leinart No. 10 overall and had Warner mentor the young QB. However, in 2007 Leinart was injured and Warner took over for the rest of the season and was named the starter in 2008.
In 2008, Warner led the Cardinals to the NFC West division title, their first division title since 1975, and their first winning season/playoff appearance since 1998. The Cardinals would “shock the world” and make it all the way to an NFC Championship title under Warner, but lost to the Steelers 27-23 in Superbowl XLIII.
The following season the Cardinals won the division title again and made it to the playoffs for their second straight season. Warner retired after the Cardinals lost to the New Orleans Saints in the Divisional Round.
During his career with the Cardinals, Warner threw for over 15,000 yards and 100 TDs. He also set several single-season passing records by throwing for 30 TDs and a 67.1% completion rate in 2008 – he owns three of the top 5 passing TD seasons in team history.