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No matter what, Kurt Warner‘s journey to the NFL will always be considered one of the most inspirational stories of all-time. He went from bagging groceries to future Super Bowl champion and a Pro Football Hall of Famer.
Prior to the 1998 season, Warner signed a futures contract with the Rams. After only appearing in one game that year while completing a total of four passes, fans remember well what took place later on.
By emerging out of nowhere to win NFL MVP during the 1999 season, along with helping the Rams win the Super Bowl by establishing the start of The Greatest Show on Turf, Warner quickly became an icon in St. Louis.
To this day, it’s still amazing to think about how Warner threw for 4,354 yards that season, to go along with 41 touchdown passes. Most football fans were clueless over who he even was before Trent Green had gone down with a brutal knee injury in the 1999 preseason.
Also, Warner can credit some of his success to Marshall Faulk, as he made his life easier in the backfield all those years as one of the top running backs in the league. Faulk would earn Canton enshrinement himself in the Class of 2011. Warner would join him in the Pro Football Hall of Fame six years later as a part of the Class of 2017.