Former Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kurt Warner took an interesting route to the NFL. He was undrafted out of college and played three years in the Arena League. It took an injury to Trent Green to give him a shot at starting in the NFL. He made the most of it and turned it into a Hall of Fame type career.
Since retiring after the 2009 season, he has been active in the TV business, working with NFL Network. He has taken another step in the business of television and is now going to host a new reality show called "The Moment" on cable network USA.
He wants to give people a shot at their dream careers -- much like he was able to get a shot to play quarterback in the NFL.
Contestants for the show have been secretly nominated by their loved ones and that is where the fun begins.
In what is going to be a nine-episode series, USA described the show, releasing this quote:
"From race car driving to orchestra conducting to deep sea diving, they will leave behind the comforts of home and leap into a whirlwind of training."
After the training, at the end of the episode, the contestant will have an important question to answer -- whether or not to continue pursuing the dream career or go back to what they have been doing.
With the announcement of the show, you get the feeling that Warner is done with the everyday grind of football. Coming back to play, we already knew that would not happen. However, at least for now, it would seem that even coaching does not look like something that he is interested in doing.
It's too bad, too, because the Cardinals need a quarterbacks coach.
Next stop for Warner? Hollywood.