The National Quarterback Club, based in Phoenix, has selected four NFL players to be inducted into the National Quarterback Hall of Fame at the 2020 NQBC Awards Dinner on Feb. 27, 2021. The dinner will be held at the Scottsdale Resort at McCormick Ranch. Among the four is Kurt Warner, who retired from the Arizona Cardinals following the 2009 season after 16 years of professional football.
In addition, Roman Gabriel, Los Angeles Rams; James “Shack” Harris, Grambling State, Rams and San Diego Chargers; and Doug Williams, Grambling State and Washington; will be honored.
“The National Quarterback Club honors uniquely courageous actions. We believe that telling the stories of those who act with leadership and courage inspires future generations to follow that example. At a time when there is much consternation, our world needs to recognize courageous leadership, respect it and requires,” says Don Kile, NQBC president. “These awards represent a veritable timeline of great quarterbacks and great men in American football history. If there is a lesson in the lives of the four men we honor this year, it is that none of us can afford to be lookers-on standing on the sidelines. The energies and talents of all of us are needed to meet the challenges of our communities.”
Warner led the Cardinals in the 2008 season throwing for 4,583 yards, 30 touchdowns and a pass completion percentage of 67.1 percent. He earned his fourth Pro Bowl as the top-rated passer in the NFC for the third time in his career leading the Cardinals to their first super Bowl. Despite a final minute loss to the Pittsburg Steelers, Warner threw 377 yards, a completion percentage of 72.1 percent and a quarterback rating of 112.3.
His NFL career included stints with the St. Louis Rams and New York Giants before joining the Cardinals.