Most football fans are familiar with Kurt Warner’s remarkable path to stardom in the NFL, a journey that took him to enshrinement in the Pro Football Hall of Fame on Saturday.
Let NBC’s Cris Collinsworth hash it one more time.
“It couldn’t happen,” Collinsworth said before repeating those three words with bewilderment. “It couldn’t happen. There’s no way this guy that’s stocking shelves in an Iowa grocery store is going to go play Arena Football and figure out, ‘I’ve got to get this ball out of my hand pretty quickly here and make it out.’ He wasn’t going to play in St. Louis. Trent Green gets hurt, and he goes on to throw the game-winning touchdown in the Super Bowl. Come on.”
Believe it now. Warner’s career path just to get to a starting job in the NFL took him from Brett Favre’s backup to stints in the Arena Football League with the Iowa Barnstormers and the World League of American Football with the Amsterdam Admirals. Maybe it was the perfect time for enshrinement to happen.
Gronkowski’s path to the WWE is clearer than most. He’s already partnered with the company to do a run-in at Wrestlemania, sending current champion Jinder Mahal flailing with a shoulder tackle in support of best friend Rawley.
He’s got the connections to make an immediate leap to the business, and the personality Order Cheap Jerseys to be an engaging face before crowds get sick of him and turn him into an even more compelling heel weeks later. Between Nike NFL Jerseys Supply his 6’6 frame, elite athleticism, and “up for anything” attitude, the only thing dimming his wrestling stardom is his penchant for ill-timed injuries.