Commentary

Don't let these players get away

Originally Published: February 25, 2009
By Jeremy Green | Scouts Inc.
Warner and CollinsUS PresswireKurt Warner and Kerry Collins both have more value to their current teams than to other teams on the open market.
With free agency set to open Friday, Scouts Inc. takes a look at five available players who are most important to their current teams.

Kurt Warner, QB, Arizona
The Cardinals are in negotiations with Warner for a deal that would allow him to finish his career with the franchise. Warner proved last season that he can still play at a high level, leading the Cardinals to the Super Bowl. His value on the open market isn't nearly as high to other teams as it is to the Cardinals, who don't have a lot of confidence in Warner's backup, former first-round pick Matt Leinart. Kerry Collins, QB, Tennessee
Collins' situation has many parallels to that of Warner. While the Titans are not ready to make Collins a huge offer, they do respect the solid season he had in 2008. And like Arizona, they don't have a lot of confidence in their former first-round pick, Vince Young. Like Warner, Collins doesn't have great leaguewide value on the open market (One team to watch, however, is the New York Jets, who could up the ante a bit). Collins still has a very good arm and can make all the throws. His presence and leadership would be missed in Tennessee.


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