Los Angeles Rams: 30 greatest players in franchise history

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Kurt Warner, St. Louis Rams
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(1998-2003). Kurt Warner. 5. player. 51. . Quarterback

The story of Kurt Warner working his way into becoming one of the greatest quarterbacks of his generation is arguably the greatest underdog story in NFL history.

Going from an undrafted quarterback out of Northern Iowa, who was once bagging groceries while waiting for an opportunity in the NFL to future Super Bowl champion and Hall of Famer shows just how amazing Warner’s journey is.

Losing starting quarterback Trent Green during the 1999 preseason to a torn ACL was a crushing blow at the time for St. Louis. As bad as it sounds, this also opened up the gateway for Warner to finally receive that opportunity he fought so hard to earn all those years prior.

Right away, Warner became the best story of the NFL during the 1999 season. The Rams offensive earned the nickname of being The Greatest Show on Turf as a result of their high-powered offense. It was obviously led by their beloved quarterback and dynamic running back in Marshall Faulk.

To top off the amazing story, Warner would go on to win NFL MVP that year after throwing for 4,354 yards with 41 touchdown passes St. Louis took down the Tennessee Titans in Super Bowl XXXIV. Warner took home Super Bowl MVP, capping off his storybook breakout season.

Warner may have only spent six years of his career as a member of the Rams, but that was good enough to earn him consideration as being one of the most important players in franchise history. The offense was dynamic those six seasons, and he did take the Rams to two Super Bowls in his stint in St. Louis.