As you know, Warner said after the Cardinals rough Super Bowl loss that he wasn't sure if he'd play football again. However, he said he'd "get all the information [he could], sit back and pray about it and see what God leads [him] to do."
Well, it seems God told Kurt Warner to get freakin' paid, because Warner is trying to pull down some huge coin from the Cardinals now. Funny how God works. But let's let Kurt tell us what it's all about. Via Pro Football Talk, here's what Kurt told Sporting News Radio:
“I’ve never been about the money, although I do know that money means commitment in this business,” Warner said. “My bottom line is I want to keep this team together and I want to have a chance to win a championship and that’s the most important thing, and I want to be compensated as well because I know these are probably going to be the last two years I’m going to play and I’m in a great position, having success from being at the Super Bowl and being a free agent.
“It’s a good position to be in and where I’ve maybe taken a bit less over the last four or five years while I’ve tried to solidify myself. Now, you’re in the position to maximize some things as you move forward and end your career and go on in the future.”In other words, it's never been about the money, but yeah, it's always been about the money. So how much money does Kurt - or, I mean, God - want? Let's hear from Kurt's agent, who it should be noted is doing God's work now:
Agent Mark Bartelstein said Warner deserves a salary among the top “four or five” quarterbacks in the league, no matter where he plays. According to Bartelstein, those five earn an average of about $14.5 million per year.
In an interview with The Associated Press Tuesday night, Bartelstein declined to say what the Cardinals were offering.
“It’s unfortunate,” Bartelstein said. “I thought it would get done quickly, but it hasn’t. We’ll keep working on it.”Man, God drives a hard bargain. Apparently the Cards originally were offering around $10 million, and have since upped their offer to $12 million per. I wonder if God's pissed about that paltry offer. Surely, he must be.
All right, that's enough of my sarcasm for now, but you understand my point. God has nothing to do with this Kurt. This is about you wanting to get paid, period. And frankly, there's nothing wrong with that. So please, since you consider yourself to be a religious man, stop sullying God's name by claiming he has some eternal interest in your contract negotiations. God doesn't give a rat's ass about it, and you know it.
It seems God told Kurt Warner that he needs to get paid. [Shutdown Corner]