NFL great Kurt Warner touts importance of United Football League

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Before Kurt Warner was a Super Bowl champion and a Pro Football Hall of Famer, he had to scratch and claw his measurement conscionable to make nan NFL.

Warner has 1 of nan astir inspiring NFL journeys. He wasn’t drafted aft coming retired of Northern Iowa. He played 3 seasons successful nan Arena Football League for nan Iowa Barnstormers and past tried his manus pinch nan Amsterdam Admirals of NFL Europe earlier joining nan St. Louis Rams successful 1998.

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He was initially nan backup to Trent Green astatine nan commencement of nan 1999 season, but Green suffered a season-ending ACL wounded successful a preseason game. Warner showcased his unthinkable talents successful that first play connected his measurement to an NFL MVP Award and a Super Bowl championship.

He told Fox News Digital successful Las Vegas up of Super Bowl LVIII that developmental leagues, for illustration nan United Football League (UFL), are important for shot players.

"I deliberation it’s huge," Warner said. "Some guys don’t get nan nickname aliases they don’t person nan cleanable assemblage environments to really showcase what they’re tin of doing. If it conscionable comes down to NFL aliases nothing, I would’ve ne'er had my changeable to beryllium to group that I could play."

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The United Football League was calved retired of nan merger betwixt nan United States Football League and nan XFL. The caller play originates on March 30.

Warner said his son, Kade, will beryllium playing successful nan UFL for nan San Antonio Brahmas.

"I’ve sewage a boy that was trim by an NFL team, and now he’s going to spell play successful nan UFL, and it’s going to springiness him an opportunity to showcase what he’s doing," Warner said. "I deliberation it’s awesome from a developmental standpoint. I played successful NFL Europe, too. It was awesome for helping maine develop."

"We had a number of quarterbacks successful that convention that went connected to play successful nan Super Bowl. But conscionable giving these group an opportunity to play and showcase and unrecorded that dream, because it doesn’t ever activity retired nary matter what section you’re in. It doesn’t ever activity retired nan first time. Sometimes you request that 2nd opportunity, and these leagues springiness guys a 2nd opportunity."

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