Warner: "Not Saying Goodbye, Just Thank You"

After the Cardinals 51-45 overtime victory over the Green Bay Packers on Sunday, Kurt Warner’s lap around the stadium seemed to back up earlier reports that Warner is strongly considering hanging it up after the playoffs. The Cardinals will not play again at home this season and Warner took a lap around the field at University of Phoenix Stadium to high-five fans. When asked about it, however, Warner said it wasn’t about saying goodbye, rather a chance to say thanks.

“That was my way of saying thanks to the fans because I know we’re not coming back here this year,” Warner said of the lap. “I appreciate them. We haven’t played our best football at home this year, but they’ve been incredible for us.”

Warner did admit that its not outside the realm of possibility that he will retire after this year, though that decision hasn’t been made yet.

“I never want to make an emotional decision,” he said, "and I think it’s easy to do, whether it’s after a game like this, to say, ’I’m going to play forever,’ or after a bad game to say, ‘Ah, I’m done.’

“There is no question I continue to think about it and have thought about it over the last few years and will again this year. I don’t think you want to stay too long, but you don’t want to go out before it’s time.”

Clearly, Warner has learned a thing or two from Brett Favre.

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