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Cheap Cardinals quarterback Kurt Warner Jersey

Former Cardinals quarterback Kurt Warner was elected into the Pro Football Hall of Fame Saturday, and was introduced at the NFL Honors show in Houston.
HOUSTON — Kurt Warner, who seriously contemplated retirement in 2006 after rookie Matt Leinart took his starting quarterback job with the Cardinals before rallying to take the franchise to their only Super Bowl, is going into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
“It might not define me,” Warner said after his election Saturday, following an announcement at the NFL Honors awards show, “but it adds to the definition, and I kind of like it.”
Warner was voted in Saturday afternoon in his third year of eligibility, and is the second Arizona Cardinal to go to the Hall of Fame. Cornerback Aeneas Williams was inducted in 2013.
Along with Warner, the rest of the class included running back LaDainian Tomlinson, running back Terrell

Davis, kicker Morten Andersen, defensive end Jason Taylor, Cowboys owner Jerry Jones and Seahawks safety Kenny Easley.
“I just know the things he’s done for me professionally and personally,” Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald said. “To have his name called and have a bust in Canton, hopefully coach (Bruce) Arians will let me have a practice off in training camp to go watch it.”
In his 12 NFL seasons, Warner threw for 32,344 yards and 208 touchdowns, numbers that don’t rank among the tops in NFL history but are stellar given that he started at least 10 games in only seven seasons and started more than 11 games in only four seasons.
He led his teams to three total Super Bowls, splitting his two appearances with the Rams.
His career had a rebirth in the desert, after he left the Rams and spent a single season with the New York Giants, during which he was a mentor for rookie Eli Manning. He signed with the Cardinals in 2005.
“I was most proud of the fact I was able to impact two different organizations,” Warner said. “A lot of people look at this journey and say, ‘I don’t know, he played for two organizations, with a lull in between.’ But I’ll tell you what, the thing I wanted to define my career more than anything else was the fact I got a chance and was able to help two organizations to change their stripes.”
That, Warner said, was more important to him than the Hall of Fame.

“The way my journey played out, starting my first game at 28, having some bumps along the way in a couple of organizations, I don’t know if I ever really felt I did enough (to make the Hall),” Warner said. “When I was between the lines, I felt like I played this game as well as anybody. Is that enough to get there? I have no idea.”
Plenty who played with Warner felt strongly about it.
“If it was up to me, he’d already be in the Hall of Fame,” former Cardinals wide receiver Anquan Boldin said. “He wouldn’t have had to wait this long. The numbers speak for themselves, but what he put into the game, his dedication, his hard work. … He was a leader, an extension of the coaching staff.”
In his five years, Warner played in 61 games for the Cards with 57 starts. He completed 65.1 percent of his passes, threw for 15,853 yards (fourth in team history and more than he threw for while playing in St. Louis for the Rams) with 100 touchdown passes and 59 interceptions.
Warner holds the franchise record for completion percentage (65.1), as well as 300-yard games (22) and consecutive games with a touchdown pass (22). Warner’s 2008 season featured team records in attempts (598), completions (401), completion percentage (67.1), passing rating (96.9) and touchdown passes (30).
“This is an extraordinary honor for an extraordinary person,” Cardinals president Michael Bidwill said in a statement. “Every day and in every possible way Kurt Warner has demonstrated the excellence for which the Hall of Fame stands and we are thrilled to see him take his rightful place among the game’s all-time greats.”
Carson Palmer has since surpassed Warner’s season records for passing rating (104.6) and touchdown passes (35) in 2015.
In six postseason games, Warner threw for 16 touchdowns and only four interceptions. He authored one of the greatest passing performances in NFL playoff history in his final appearance at University of Phoenix Stadium, with more touchdown passes (five) than incompletions (four) in the Cardinals’ 51-45 wild card win over the Packers during the 2009 season. Warner was 29-for-33 for 379 yards in the game.
Warner said his wife surprised him by having his entire family flown into Houston in anticipation of his big day. It was a fairytale day for him, fitting when he was honored for a fairytale career.
“My journey is unlike anybody else,” Warner said.

Cheap Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald Jersey 2017

Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald and Giants quarterback Eli Manning shared the Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year award for the 2016 season.
HOUSTON – Larry Fitzgerald was named the Walter Payton Man of the Year Saturday night, but he wasn’t alone.
For only the third time in the history of the award, there were co-winners of the honor – Fitzgerald shared the title with the Giants’ Eli Manning, players who were selected two picks apart in the 2004 NFL draft.
It doesn’t mean it meant any less.
“It’s truly humbling,” Fitzgerald said. “It kind of hit me when I was walking up on that stage, with (former winners) Anthony Munoz and Derrick Brooks and Kurt Warner and Curtis Martin, Warrick Dunn, all these guys who have been pillars in their communities.

“To be thought of in the same light as those men, football aside, that’s what it’s about.”
Panthers tight end Greg Olsen was the third finalist of the award, presented by Nationwide. Fitzgerald had been chosen as the Cardinals’ Man of the Year in December because of his charitable and community work, most notably with his own First Down Foundation and the Carol Fitzgerald Memorial Fund. The latter is named after Fitzgerald’s late mother, who died from breast cancer.
The First Down Fund mainly helps kids in both Phoenix and his hometown of Minneapolis by donating money to fund books, field trips, supplies and technology to underprivileged youth.
“Our communities are better because of what Larry Fitzgerald, Eli Manning, Greg Olsen and the thousands of other outstanding NFL players bring to them,” Cardinals president Michael Bidwill said in a statement. “They are all truly worthy of our recognition and appreciation.
“But at the Cardinals, we all know how special Larry is and why he is particularly deserving of this prestigious honor. What he has accomplished as a receiver in his 13 years in the NFL will be nearly impossible to match. Even more so is the level

of class and integrity he has consistently brought to our league and our organization.”
Fitzgerald is only the second Cardinal to win the award. Quarterback Kurt Warner, who was voted into the Hall of Fame Saturday, won the award in the 2008 season.
It was the second time Fitzgerald had been a finalist. He was also in the last three in 2012, when Ravens center Matt Birk won the award. Last season’s Walter Payton NFL winner was Fitzgerald’s former teammate Anquan Boldin, then of the San Francisco 49ers.
“The Walter Payton Man of the Year award is our highest honor,” NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said.
Fitzgerald and Manning will split the first and second place prizes, which results in a $1.25 million combined donation in their names, with $625,000 going to the charity of the players’ choices and $625,000 to the expansion of the league’s Character Playbook charity, across all NFL cities.
Olsen get $125,000 for his charity and $125,000 for Character Playbook. The donations come from Nationwide, the NFL Foundation and the United Way.
“We’re all winners, because anytime you are mentioned in the same sentence as Walter Payton, your charity, your work is brought to a whole new platform, a whole new awareness,” Manning said.
For Fitzgerald, though, it traced back to his parents – especially his late mother, who made sure Larry and brother Marcus followed her around helping people and creating a belief in giving back.
“She is proud right now,” Fitzgerald said. “I know she’s not here right now, but she’s smiling. Continuing to do the work that she started, she would be very proud.”