Not everyone who indulges in sports in high school or college make it big in the real world. Sports, as a demanding profession, is pretty much made for the ones who strive endlessly. Kurt Warner is one such player who believes in striving until he reaches his ultimate goal. In all the years Kurt Warner played as a quarterback, his demeanor on the field spelled only one thing: “man of steel.” Keep reading to know more about Kurt Warner’s Net Worth in 2018.
Now 46 years old, former football quarterback, Kurt Warner was born to parents Gene and Sue Warner in 1971. He spent his childhood in Burlington, Iowa playing football. He studied at Regis High School, Cedar Rapids and graduated in the year 1989.
For college, he went to the University of Northern Iowa from where he graduated in 1993 with a degree in communications. Although Kurt Warner had witnessed his parent’s marriage fall off, he did not form any aversion towards his step-brother Matt Warner. As a matter of fact, he got along quite well with him.
After many failed attempts, Kurt Warner got his golden opportunity and sailed through his career with many brownie points.
Kurt Warner had to battle various odds before he could finally reach tranquil waters. After he was released from the Packers’ training camp, he dabbled with a series of odd jobs including working at Hy-Vee Grocery store as a night stock clerk and an assistant coach at Northern Iowa. After trying and failing to convince all NFL Teams to give him a chance, Kurt Warner steered himself towards the Arena Football League (AFL) in the year 1995.
He signed up with ‘Iowa Barnstormers’, who fortunately gave him a chance. He won everyone over with his brilliant performance and made it to the list of “20 Best Rena Players of All Time”, where he was ranked at number 12. Apart from that, AFL’s widely available video game, launched in 2000, was named after Kurt Warner- “Kurt Warner’s Arena Football Unleashed.”
After signing a futures contract with the “St. Louis Ram’s”, Kurt was allotted to NFL Europe to play for and lead the “Amsterdam Admirals.” The 1998 season wasn’t fortunate enough for Kurt Warner, as he completed the season playing only 4 out of 11 pass attempts with a 47.2 QB Rating.
Things started to fall into place when Kurt Warner got chosen as the “Rams’” starter after Trent Green went through an ACL tearing in a pre-season game. Kurt Warner eventually went on to smash all records made by a quarterback in NFL history.
Kurt Warner also led the “Rams’” towards victory in the Super Bowl XXXIV against the “Tennesse Titans.”
In 2000, Kurt signed an extension of $47 million for seven years. However, the “Rams’” lost the wild round to “New Orleans Saints,” which was quite unexpected.
Kurt Warner was named the Most Valuable Player (MVP) many times through the course of his career. His playing career has had super highs combined with some defeats as well. He played till 2009 with passion and ambition. It was in January 2010, when Kurt Warner announced his retirement from the National Football League.
In May 2010, he was inducted in the Arena Football Hall of Fame, which is his most coveted achievement.
Awards and Achievements
With his amazing performances, Kurt Warner has been the recipient of a number of awards and achievements. The following list displays some of the awards he has been honored with:-
• Super Bowl Most Valuable Player Award 2000
• All-Pro 2001, 1999
• Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year Award 2008
• Best NFL Player ESPY Award 2000
• Bert Bell Award 1999
• AP Most Valuable Player 2001, 1999
• Best Breakthrough Athlete ESPY Award 2000
• Athletes in Action/Bart Starr Award 2009
Net Worth of Kurt Warner
The former star quarterback, Kurt Warner, has an estimated net worth of $32 million. He owes these riches to his successful career as a footballer.
In spite of having a typical rags-to-riches life story, Kurt Warner has managed to stand out among many. He has smashed records and has been titled the “Most Valuable Player.” During his reign in sports, he left no stones unturned, which makes him a true inspiration for all the youngsters.