Ageless Warner in mix for MVP
San Jose Mercury News
If the movie title wasn’t already taken, "300" would be a good name for the Kurt Warner story.
The Arizona Cardinals maestro has 45 career 300-yard passing games. That’s impressive, considering he has played in only 101.
It means Warner posts a 300-yard game 44.6 percent of the time, by far the highest percentage among prolific passers.
Dan Marino (63 career 300-yard games) did it 26 percent of the time, Brett Favre (55) checks in at 20.8 percent, Dan Fouts (51) at 28.2 percent, Warren Moon (49) at 23.6 and Peyton Manning (44) at 26.2.
Warner will try to boost his total against a suspect 49ers defense tonight. Just the 49ers’ luck: Warner is coming off a 342-yard performance against the St. Louis Rams.
Warner, 37, is in the mix for a third MVP award, having won the honor in 1999 and 2001. This season, he leads the NFL in completion percentage (69.9) and is second in passer rating (104.2) and third in passing yards (2,431) and touchdown passes (16).