Kurt Warner’s Son Makes NFL Debut at Stadium Where Dad Lost Super Bowl: Full Circle Moment
Everything has come full circle for the Warner family.
The last time quarterback Kurt Warner and wide receiver Keedan “Cade” Warner were together at the Hall of Fame quarterback’s last game at Raymond James Stadium, Cade was a 10-year-old watching Kurt lead the Steelers against the Cardinals in Super Bowl XLIII.
Fourteen years later, the roles have reversed.
Warner, who lost a Super Bowl with the Cardinals and played 12 seasons in the NFL, saw Cade make his NFL preseason debut for the Steelers against Tampa Bay on Friday night.
Warner tweeted Friday, “Last time I played a game at Bucs stadium (Super Bowl)…today my son is playing his 1st game at the same stadium vs the Bucs. You can’t make this stuff up…and I never thought I would be excited for the Bucs. How quickly things change! #ProudDad.”
Cade Warner, a 24-year-old undrafted free-agent wide receiver who played collegiately at Kansas State and Nebraska, also posted a memory post that day from his mother, Brenda Warner, remembering the emotions after Kurt lost his second Super Bowl and Cade lost a chance to have a catch with his father on the field.
The Kirksville, Missouri, native worked at a grocery store in Iowa before ultimately catching on with the Rams, where he was named a Super Bowl MVP — and twice, a league MVP.
Kade Warner (left) and Kurt Warner posed for a photo prior to the Buccaneers’ preseason game Friday. Through the handle of @warnerbrenda on Twitter, via a screenshot In May, Cade said, “I was walking…and nobody wanted me. No offers. Went to Nebraska, they didn’t want me. Went to Kansas State, took a few years, finally made my way there, not drafted. So it’s been a lot of ups and downs, a lot of adversity, so being here, putting on that jersey, going out there, playing football — it’s truly a dream come true for me.”
The 6-foot-1 wideout aims to earn a spot on Tampa Bay’s 53-man roster before the 2023 season.