The St. Louis Rams killed two birds with one stone Tuesday when they
announced that Kurt Warner would be released after June 1. They not only
jettisoned the former two-time MVP, but they also rid themselves of what had
become an untenable quarterback controversy.
Warner's fall was as unlikely and as sudden as his meteoric rise to the top
of the profession. He was an unknown backup in 1999 until Trent Green hurt
his knee in the preseason. He went on to have the best three-year run
of any passer in NFL history, leading his team to the Super Bowl twice.
But a series of hand injuries caught up with him in 2002 and Warner suffered
through a miserable season. Then last year he was benched and never got his
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