The best QB still on the free agent market is no more, as reports from ESPN’s John Clayton have the NFC Champion Cardinals coming to terms with their QB from last season, Kurt Warner. There were reports on Tuesday that Warner through his agent made a proposal to the Cardinals for a two-year deal worth $23 million, but it’s not known if that is the deal that has been agreed upon.
Last season Warner was the driving force behind the Cardinals first Super Bowl birth, as he threw for 4583 yards, 30 touchdowns and 14 interceptions. He had a QB rating of 96.9 and played in all 16 games and the teams three playoff games. He had a big game vs the Steelers in the Super Bowl, and came close to leading the team to an upset before the Steelers rallied.
Two more years with the Cardinals puts the future of Matt Leinart in doubt, but there is no question right now that Warner is the better QB, and the team would be foolish to have not brought him back and given the keys to the car to Leinart, who has proven little in his three NFL seasons.