Rams quarterback Kurt Warner's best opportunity at immediate playing time might be the New York Giants, but what about the Detroit Lions? Warner, whose deliveries might be better suited to a dome environment, might have an opportunity in Detroit, where some of the Lions have doubts about Joey Harrington.
Joey Harrington has fallen out of favor with some Lions.
The Lions have been talking about dealing backup quarterback Mike McMahon. The division-rival Bears have been the latest team to show some interest in McMahon, and if he is traded the Lions would have room for Warner. It rarely makes sense for a team to have two young quarterbacks, especially when the backup has less experience than the starter.
The dilemma facing Warner is that he is no longer in the driver's seat. Why would any team want to drop big money on him when some Rams insiders believe his right thumb will never be totally right? In fact, Warner's thumb is probably worse off than Brett Favre's, and the Packers' quarterback is stuck with a crooked one.
Warner makes sense with the Giants, a team destined to play Eli Manning some time this season. But why rush Manning into what could be a negative experience? Warner is a two-time MVP, deserving of a second chance at starting. With Marc Bulger signed to a long-term contract in St. Louis, it makes sense that the Rams will simply release Warner in June. In the last 18 months, Warner has collected over $12.5 million from the Rams for basically one start in 2003.
Warner gets the starting job in detroit...throwing bombs down the field to rogers and williams...and the ground game with jones...WOW