Kurt Warner NFL Comeback? Former Super Bowl MVP Talks About Return After Cardinals Lose Another Quarterback

Kurt Warner last suited up in the NFL five years ago, but the former Super Bowl MVP could be considering a comeback after yet another Arizona Cardinals quarterback went down due to injury.

The Cardinals, who have already lost starter Carson Palmer to a season-ending ACL injury, could be down their second quarterback, after Drew Stanton went down with a knee injury in Thursday night’s 12-6 win over the St. Louis Rams. Stanton hurt his right knee, and will be undergoing an MRI on Friday to find the extent of the injury.

“We know he has a knee injury,” said coach Bruce Arians. “We have no idea what the extent of it is. He’s had a previous one, so there’s not any knowledge whatsoever. We’ll take it very slow with him and see how it goes once we get in the MRI and all that information.”

Third-year quarterback Ryan Lindley came in to relieve Stanton, but finished 4-for-10 passing for just 30 yards. The Cardinals were able to hold on thanks to a strong defensive effort, but the quarterback situation going forward is very muddled.

Enter Kurt Warner. After the game, Cardinals defensive end Darnell Dockett tweeted a message to Warner, which seemed to ask if he was up for a comeback.

Warner had a curious reply.

Kurt Warner also tweeted a message that he was ready if the Cardinals came calling.

While the tweet may have been largely a joke, the Arizona Cardinals will likely need to browse the free agent offerings at quarterback. The Cardinals also have rookie Logan Thomas, but Arians seemed to give the nod to Lindley over the less-experienced Thomas.

“[He’s] been in this stadium and played against these guys,” Arians said of Lindley. “And it was not a time to put Logan out there. He’s going to be a good player someday, but he’s not ready for this yet, and Ryan was more than ready, and really liked his poise and confidence.”

There was no word whether the Arizona Cardinals were seriously considering giving Kurt Warner a shot at an NFL comeback.