It’s a new week at SB Nation so of course that means a new theme week! This weeks theme is “Dogs” which means two things: Literal dogs and of course, underdogs. Since I don’t have any dog content right now, I guess we’ll have to stick with the latter, less-interesting option.
For this week’s first theme post I simply want to ask “Who is your favorite underdog in Rams team history?” This obviously refers to a player that came to the Rams as an undrafted free agent or maybe it was a draft bust who didn’t make something of themselves with their original team, but finally found that success with the Rams.
My favorite underdog is, not so surprisingly, former quarterback Kurt Warner.
Of course Warner is going to be one of the more popular options. He won a Super Bowl for the franchise and helped orchestrate one of the most-prolific offenses in NFL history. After taking an unusual path to the NFL - one that involves starting at the University of Northern Iowa and bagging groceries - Warner went on to throw for 14,447 yards and 102 touchdowns across 53 starts with the Rams, including a career-high 4,830 yards in 2001 and 41 touchdowns in 1999.
For lesser reasons, I picked Warner because we’re from the same hometown and he actually went to the same high school as my mother. I also currently live in city where he won an Arena Football League Championship with the Iowa Barnstormers.
There’s a lot of connections with Warner, so it’s tough not to make him my guy for this.
But now I want to turn this over to you all. Who is your favorite underdog of all time? Let me know in the comments.
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