Wednesday, January 19, 2011
Survey says: Kurt Warner still owns Arizona
By Mike Sando
Kurt Warner last played in an NFL game 368 days ago. He's still the No. 1 player in Arizona sports by at least one measure.
KTAR Sports 620 polled Arizona sports power brokers from Jerry Colangelo to Phoenix Suns president Rick Welts, plus a few media types, in producing a Top 10 list featuring Warner at the top -- in a runaway.
Cardinals coach Ken Whisenhunt ranked third. Team president Michael Bidwill was eighth.
Warner came to mind recently when the Green Bay Packers' Aaron Rodgers played a near-perfect game against the Atlanta Falcons in the NFC divisional playoffs. Rodgers completed 31 of 36 passes for 366 yards, three touchdowns and a 136.8 rating.
The performance recalled Warner's epic game against Rodgers and the Packers during the playoffs following the 2009 season. The chart shows Warner's four highest-rated postseason performances.