Kurt Warner

Kurt Warner

Kurt Warner returns in 2016 for a third season on the Westwood One crew as an analyst on select Monday Night Football broadcasts and as a contributor to the Thursday Night Football pregame show.

The first chapter of Warner’s tale was written in 1999, when he defied logic by emerging from obscurity to lead the St. Louis Rams to a victory in Super Bowl XXXIV.  In that same year, Warner was named the NFL and Super Bowl Most Valuable Player. For the next two years Kurt continued to be a dominant force in the NFL as the ringleader of what became known as the “Greatest Show on Turf.” He led the Rams to two additional playoff appearances – including another Super Bowl – and received Pro Bowl honors for three consecutive years (1999-2001). He also was one of a few NFL players to be recognized with multiple NFL MVP awards, receiving his second after the 2001 season.

After suffering from injuries and watching from the sideline, Warner was released by the Rams in 2004 and signed a one-year contract with the New York Giants.  When he was signed by the Arizona Cardinals in 2005, most football experts expected him to have an unceremonious end to his career.  However, two seasons later the veteran signal caller battled through an elbow injury to begin his renaissance with a passer rating of 89.9.  In 2008, he led the Cardinals to their first ever Super Bowl berth, was voted to his fourth Pro Bowl, and surpassed several Cardinals’ franchise records including touchdowns, attempts, completions, completion percentage and passer rating.

Arguably at his best in the postseason, Warner earned several NFL career postseason records; including passing yards per game, career completion percentage, yards per attempt. Owner of the top three passing performances in Super Bowl history (414 yards, 377, 365), Warner has the second-most career Super Bowl passing yards with 1,156.

After a record-setting 12-year career, Warner retired from the NFL following the 2009 season. His post-NFL career has been anything but relaxing. Warner often captivates crowds as a motivational speaker, and has also transitioned his on-field knowledge to broadcasting as an analyst with the NFL Network and Monday Night Football on Westwood One. In 2010 he joined the cast of Dancing with the Stars Season 11, finishing fifth thanks to his charm, competitive spirit and growing fan base. In 2013, Kurt hosted a new reality series “The Moment” on USA Network in which he took men and women on a life-changing journey by giving them a second chance at a career-path they never dreamed possible. With his legendary stockboy to MVP story, Warner was a fitting choice to host this inspirational series.

Also in 2013, Warner was nominated for a Sports Emmy Award as Outstanding Studio Analyst for his work on NFL Network.  For his role on “The Moment”, Kurt was nominated for the Critics’ Choice Television Award for Best Reality Host.

In 2012, Kurt and Brenda founded Treasure House, a Christian-based supported living community for young adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities.  Treasure House will offer an affordable residential opportunity to cultivate independence with the appropriate resources.  The first community will open in the Phoenix, AZ area in 2015, with a vision to expand to other communities. www.treasurehouse.org

Warner’s off-field accolades include the Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year, The Good Guy Award from the Pro Football Writers Association, USA WEEKEND’s Most Caring Athlete, ABC World News Person of the Week, Forbes Magazine’s America’s Most-Liked Sports Figure, Sports Illustrated’s Best Role Model and the Bart Starr Award.

Kurt Warner lives in Arizona with his wife Brenda and seven children: Zachary, Jesse Jo, Kade, Jada Jo, Elijah, and twins Sienna and Sierra.

Kurt Warner's Posts

Analyst Pick ‘Em: Super Bowl LI

05 February 2017 Comments are off for this post.
  Well it’s all come down to this – Super Bowl LI in Houston today. And in our NFL Analyst Pick ‘Em, the equation is simple. If the Falcons win, Tony Boselli leaps the field and is…
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4 Days to Sunday: Scott Graham and Kurt Warner on Super Bowl LI

01 February 2017 Comments are off for this post.
HOUSTON, TX – Kurt Warner joins Scott Graham tonight on the road to Super Bowl LI. Other guests include Patriots special teams ace Matthew Slater, Falcons defensive tackle Jonathan Babineaux and Super Bowl XLIV champion Drew Brees of the New Orleans Saints. We also flash back to 25 years ago when…
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Analyst Pick ‘Em: Championship Sunday

22 January 2017 Comments are off for this post.
  Championship Sunday is upon us and with it the stakes are higher than ever. With our new postseason points system, each correct winner today will be worth eight points to our panelists. Here are our guys’ selections for the NFC and AFC champions. Game Boomer Esiason James Lofton Kurt…
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Analyst Pick ‘Em: Divisional Selections

14 January 2017 Comments are off for this post.
Well, we know it’ll be a division winner that wins Super Bowl LI after all four home teams won on Wild Card Weekend. That also made big winners out of Boomer, Kurt and Tony. This week, the guys have unanimous selections in three of the four games, with the jury…
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Analyst Pick ‘Em: Wild Card Selections

07 January 2017 Comments are off for this post.
It’s Playoff time and that means the stakes are rising in our weekly analyst Pick ‘Em. Each regular season win was converted to a point and we’ll travel all the way to Houston with a points system… 4 points for a win the next two weeks, 8 points for picking…
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Analyst Pick ‘Em: Week 17 Selections

31 December 2016 Comments are off for this post.
It’s Week 17 and Kurt Warner has a six-game edge in the standings heading into the final Sunday of NFL action this season. We’ll continue right through to Super Bowl LI in Houston, however, so there are still plenty of opportunities to make up ground. Here’s who the guys are…
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MNF Highlights: Cowboys double up Lions 42-21

26 December 2016 Comments are off for this post.
ARLINGTON, TX – The Dak, Dez and Zeke show carried on, as the Dallas Cowboys continued doing what they’ve done all year long, beating the Detroit Lions 42-21 on Monday night. Dak Prescott had three touchdown passes, Dez Bryant caught two scores and threw for another and Ezekiel Elliott had a…
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Analyst Pick ‘Em: Week 16 Picks

24 December 2016 Comments are off for this post.
Welp, Week 16 didn’t exactly get off to a bang for the New York Giants – or for our panel. But there are 15 games to go this weekend and the winning starts now, or so the guys hope. See below for their Week 16 selections. Game Boomer Esiason James Lofton…
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