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Warner’s Next “Play” may be on the Big Screen


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Bernie Miklasz of the St. Louis Post Dispatch reports that Warner has been approached by an undisclosed movie producer to turn the retired quarterback’s life story into the latest feel good sports movie. 

Warner’s journey spans from the obscure playing fields of the University of Northern Iowa, to failing to win a spot on the Green Bay Packers’ roster in 1994, to stocking groceries at a Hy-Vee supermarket in Cedar Falls, to the Iowa Barnstormers of the Arena Football League, to the Amsterdam Admirals of NFL Europe, and finally to the St. Louis Rams and Super Bowl immortality.

Though Miklasz of course refers to Warner as a “retired St. Louis Rams quarterback,” Warner’s story is enriched by his revival in the desert.  Warner’s ability to lead a second floundering franchise to the Super Bowl is considered by many as the hallmark of his impressive Hall of Fame career.

Warner’s off field accomplishments are well documented as well.  He is a leader among the NFL and the community at large.  Warner has devoted time and money to his First Things First Foundation, the name of which was derived from his interview after winning the Super Bowl in 1999.  The foundation has been involved with numerous projects for causes such as children’s hospitals, people with developmental disabilities, and assisting single parents.  Warner’s work both on and off the field resulted in him being awarded the NFL Walter Payton Man of the Year Award 2008.

Whether this movie idea turns out to be nothing more than a fleeting rumor, which is most likely, it’s certainly an intriguing idea.

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