5 Mar 2009

Warner re-signs with Arizona

11:06 am on 5 March 2009

Quarterback Kurt Warner has signed a new two-year, 45 million dollar contract with the Arizona Cardinals after leading the franchise to its first NFL Super Bowl appearance.

The 37-year-old quarterback hammered out a deal with the Cardinals after a marathon negotiating session.

Warner, a four-times Pro Bowler and Super Bowl MVP in 2000 with the St. Louis Rams, threw for 4,583 yards and 30 touchdowns while leading the Cardinals to the title game.

The Pittsburgh Steelers scored a touchdown with just 35 seconds left to defeat the Cardinals 27-23 in last month's Super Bowl.

Arizona was 9-7 this season before breezing through the playoffs with upset wins over Atlanta, Carolina and Philadelphia.

The franchise last won 10 games in 1976 and has not won the NFL championship since 1947 when they were the Chicago Cardinals.