I am humbled the Lord has given me such an amazing life to impact others.
I had to play arena football for three years. I had to work in a grocery store for a while to make ends meet. I had to go to Amsterdam to play.
I think life is too sacred to ever take it in any circumstances, even for the cure of a disease or something like that.
I think, a lot of times, where people see they're insufficient or lacking in certain areas, they feel they're being judged even when they're not. And they condemn themselves more than anyone else does.
I grew up in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, so in Iowa, we didn't have a pro sports team, so it was all about the Hawks, and everybody was a Hawkeyes fan, and everybody had their black and gold and had something Hawkeye related.
I'd love to be a consultant and help design an offense. That's my true passion, and I want to find an outlet where I can do that.
I would love to be a creative offensive consultant where I could help design and help create plays and ways to attack other teams without having the coaching schedule.
The road to our dreams has many detours.
I have been very blessed in that I have been completely fine. No headaches, no depression... absolutely no signs of post-concussion syndrome.
Part of high cholesterol is that you can look at yourself in the mirror, and you can feel great and think there's no issues. But silently, they can be affecting your heart.
If the hall of fame happens, what a tremendous honor. But it's just icing on the cake.
I've been nervous a number of times. Your first start. Playing in the Super Bowl. Your first Super Bowl. Very nerve-racking. The one thing that you can always fall back on is that you know what you are doing. You know how to play the game.
The thing about the Super Bowl is, once you got to the Super Bowl City, it was non-stop football, 24/7. You couldn't get away from it. You couldn't leave your hotel room and not get bombarded by fans. You couldn't go have a nice dinner and relax. Friends and family weren't there, so the normalcy of life changed.
A lot of people, when they see my career, they hear or remember, 'Sat on the bench four years in college, got cut by the Packers, worked in a grocery store, and then won the Super Bowl.' That's kind of the timeline the people see when they hear 'Kurt Warner.'
I love first chances, but unfortunately, first chances don't always work out for everyone, and I'm a perfect example of that.
It did not matter whether it was preseason, regular season, my first playoff game, or the Super Bowl, I was nervous. And all that meant was that it always mattered to me. Anytime I was putting myself on a line, it didn't matter what it was, it was okay to be nervous because it was important to me. It was important to do my job well.
I was lucky enough to play in three Super Bowls and two Arena Bowls.
The great ones have the ability to focus and tune everything else out and see more than the others. Average quarterbacks have tunnel vision. They see what's in front of them. The better you get, the more that tunnel expands, and the more guys on the field you see.