Welcome New Bucs Fan Kurt Warner

April 30th, 2023

The Buccaneers have a high-profile new fan, and for good reason.

Hall of Fame quarterback Kurt Warner, a hero of all undrafted free agents, is the newest member of the Tampa Bay bandwagon.

Why? His son Kade is now on the team. An undrafted free agent receiver out of Kansas State University, Kade Warner was signed by the Bucs last night.

What a story the younger Warner is. He went from walk-on to captain at Nebraska and then transferred to K-State, where he also became a captain before he ever caught a touchdown pass at the college level. That certanily speaks to how hard Warner works and what kind of teammates he is.

Regardless, Joe and Bucs fans want production. Warner played slot receiver and outside in college. His best career season came last year with 46 receptions for 456 yards and  5 toucdowns.

In an interview with SI.com, Warner explained that he’s almost always tried to conceal that his dad is Kurt Warner when he’s in football settings. Though the two are close, Kade Warner said he’s always wanted to make it in football as his own man.

Warner measures 6-1, 203 pounds and he ran a 4.7-second time in the 40 yard dash. That won’t scare anyone, but maybe he can become a taller but slower version of Adam Humphries.

43 Responses to “Welcome New Bucs Fan Kurt Warner”

  1. Rod Munch Says:

    Kurt Warner can bite me. This POS gets to win a SB in because the Bucs got screwed in the NFC Championship game vs him. He’s no champ, he’s a fraud.

    One of my favorite all time plays is when the Bucs intercepted him in that amazing MNF in 2000 in Tampa, and on the return, Warren Sapp nearly decapitates this piece of trash.

    Go back to doing commentary on bag boys at the grocery store, you fraud.

    Also his wife, in 2000, looked like Mrs. Papadapolis from Webster.

  2. SB~LV Says:

    A professional curtesy , like Vinny T’s son and others across the league over the years. They get a training camp and a chance to compete at the next level before realizing they have to move on with their lives. They will understand themselves that they have reached the end.

  3. Goatfarmer Says:

    4.7 ?

    Damn. He’s slower than the speed of smell. Maybe he didn’t here the starting signal or something. Sorry, Kade. Your chances are better making the team as a backup quarterback.

  4. SB~LV Says:

    Rod … or when 55 tee boned the ribs of one of their star WR’s at the time, I simply don’t remember the name but can still see the hit over on the sidelines. That guy was finished!

  5. firethecannons Says:

    Canales, lets make Kade Warner famous, make a Kade Warner package,cmon Canales prove to the world you have what it takes to make the Bucs matter again. Feature Kade in every game, pass it to him till it works over and over, Bucs need help so would love to see this work anyway!

  6. Dew Says:

    Can he play QB,?

  7. SRQ Bucs Fan Says:

    I didn’t realize that Kurt Warner was under the hood and ruled it a non catch. Did I miss something?

  8. Goatfarmer Says:

    The player he beats in that clip must admire Tom Brady’s running capability. Wow. Maybe JL is figuring once Kurt starts hanging around, he’ll bequeath some free knowhow to the Bucs QB room.

  9. rrsrq Says:

    I am not sure how the Bucs let Xavier Smith, from the Florida A & M University get signed by the Rams. He dominated at the level he was in, way more production than this guy, I know he was in town for the local tryouts and he ran a 4.37. Steve Smith (former Panther), loved the guy and compared him to himself. Disappointed how Bucs ignore players from HBCUs. The top 4 players, inside LB Aubrey Miller (UDFA signed with Miami) and CB Isaiah Bolden (drafted by the Pats) attended Jackson State while Smith (slot receiver) and Isaiah Land (OLB 19 sacks junior year UDFA with the Cowboys) both Rattlers.
    We let James Houston from JSU go to the Lions and as a rookie had 8 sacks last year (doubling JTS). Licht loves small school linemen, but refuses Florida and Southern School’s skill players

  10. Redeemer Says:

    Good luck to his kid, but warner was a dome qb. Go look at his outdoor numbers. I do love his story though. Bagging groceries to Superbowl MVP. Hopefully the kid has some of the ole mans moxie.

  11. Elita Vita Says:

    Hmmm… I wonder could Kurt get hired as a QB consultant?

  12. Seth B Says:

    Rakim Jarrett WAAAAY BETTER

  13. Rod Munch Says:

    SB~LV – In that MNF game you also had that epic hit where Lynch blew up Marshall Faulk.

    I was at that game, and it’s still, easily, the best regular season game in Bucs history, at least from an entertainment standpoint. The crowd was absolutely insane, into that game, and it had everything, huge hits, turnovers, a bunch of scoring, that last series where Dunn is being ragdolled down behind the line and pitches it out of the spin to King who gets a huge first down. It was such a fun game. But Warner, throwing that INT and then Sapp nearly beheading him on the return, that was my favorite part.

  14. kyle Says:

    you guys are scumbags.. how about saying congrats and good luck once and awhile? tired of reading all you dumbazz knowit alls..haha

  15. Dooley Says:

    Kade can stick here if he plays his cards right, not much job security behind Evans, Godwin, & Gage. I’ve grown to be a fan of Kurt, he’s got a YouTube channel called “Study Ball” where he does in-depth film reviews, but offers it up in a way it’s palatable for anybody willing to learn. Free game from an HOF QB? Much respect. I did wonder though and haven’t looked yet, but was Licht working in AZ when Warner was there?

  16. LakelandSteve Says:

    If you watch his tape he looks faster than 4.7 and he looks like he catches the ball well.

  17. Rod Munch Says:

    I watched Kade’s tape last night, and while he looked like a good college player, he didn’t look like an NFL talent to me, and his numbers don’t really show that either. However, when you have a pro-bloodline, sometimes those intangibles add up to make you better than your numbers. You assume he’s going to be one of those guys that works harder than anyone, and is going to be a pro, and perhaps he can stick on the practice squad, or maybe he excels at special teams or something. In any case I’d think he’d be a real longshot to make the team based on the little I know.

  18. Infomeplease Says:

    I don’t know how long this kid will last in camp, but I’m excited to see Trey Palmer, who got signed in round 6 yesterday!! This kid looks like he may be around a long time!?

  19. Buc4evr Says:

    Training camp fodder.

  20. Rod Munch Says:

    Infomeplease – Yeah, elite speed, good size, but I’ve heard mixed things about his hands, and that he’ll drive people nuts with drops. We shall see, but they needed a pure speed guy now that Miller and Perriman are gone, and they got one. Also trading away a future good pick means he’ll almost certainly make the team.

  21. Go Bucs Says:

    As a Diehard Buccaneers fan I wish his son all the best! But as for his father and the St. Louis Rams they are a huge thorn in my side! GoBucs

  22. Rand Says:

    I wonder why he didn’t play QB like his old man because 4.7 is kind of slow for WR in the NFL. Maybe he’s a precise route runner that can help in the slot. Either way it should be fun to see Kurt hanging around.

  23. Brandon Says:

    4.72 means Kade got his speed from Brenda and not Kurt. He’s slow for a WR but fast for a Warner. He averaged under 10 YPC as a college player. Nice story. Enjoy his time in camp. Good for him but Jarrett and Palmer will easily beat him out. Palmer already beat him out when Warner transferred away from Nebraska and went to K State.

  24. Erik Hesson - Fine Artist and Founder of UniqueModernArt.com Says:

    Know who else ran a 4.7 coming out of college?

    Cooper Kupp

  25. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Lots of luck trying to make this receiver squad at 4.7

  26. Robert Says:

    He will be the next gronk. Write it down.

  27. 74 Bucs Fan Says:

    I was at fhat revenge game. Phil collins “ I can feel it in the air tonight” playing before the game. It was the greatest regular season game I’ve ever seen!

  28. Tony Says:

    Maybe we can bring Kurt in to start at QB?😃

  29. MadMax Says:

    Guys…prayers and support needed for our Shaq Barrett….he lost his 2 year old daughter in a drowning accident….man i hate that….

  30. sasquatch Says:

    We’ve added other WRs as UDFAs that look better… One of ’em could make the club.

  31. Just Leave Trask Alone Says:

    Madmax heartbreaking to lose a child.

  32. Goatfarmer Says:

    NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO. Shaq — I’m crying with you. No no no no no no no no no no no no no

  33. Mr. Editor Says:

    I hope that this benefits the Bucs in some way and will root for the kid. For now, however, this is just a feel good story. I can just see the pre-season broadcast: the announcers will cut away to his proud parents in the stands just like they did multiple times to see the reaction of “Mrs. Kurt Warner” in the luxury box when her husband played. It got to the point of ridiculousness. Can Kade Warner help the Bucs win games or not? He’ll have a hard time cracking the lineup with a deep receiving corps. We’ll see.

  34. Redeemer Says:

    Big difference between running in underwear, and running with pads and a six pound helmet. I’ve always believed these guys should run the 40 in full gear. The drills too. That extra weight is what makes the difference.

  35. Mike Johnson Says:

    Kid probably won’t make the team. But what a story. And Rod Munch, Why don’t you tell us how you really feel?

  36. Capt.Tim Says:

    If we agree to sign the Kid- will Kurt play QB for us?
    Hes better than what we have.
    Is he younger than Brady?

  37. Fred McNeil Says:

    Kid’s getting a chance like everyone else. Good luck, kid. It is whatever you make it.

  38. SteelStudBuc Says:

    4.7 isn’t that slow… some guys run faster scared or at the end of the game they still got gas in the tank.

  39. FortMyersDave Says:

    I wish Warner’s kid well but I doubt if he makes it onto the Bucs’ roster. Man, Warner as a Buc fan? Doubtful, I will always have haunting memories of Proehl out dueling Brian Kelly for that ball to go up 11-6. That D deserved so much more in 2000 but the offense was so offensive. It ranked like 27th or 28th in the league in total scoring, total offense and yards passed and that fell on Shaun King and Trent Dilfer as well as the coaching staff. Bucs should have had a ring in 1999/2000 if they had even a mediocre offense.

  40. teacherman777 Says:


    You’re a good dude.

    I’m still in shock about Shaq.

    I have two daughters.

    I can’t imagine his pain today.

  41. garro Says:


    Played football for more than 6 years and I can tell you from experience working out or practicing in shorts is not the same as running in full gear outside and doing football moves in the Florida heat.

    Also these guys at the combine spend the entire time after the season honing in on all these drills. Most of which mean very little on Sundays.

    I always laugh when I look at TD Tommy’s combine 40. It really is hilarious.

  42. WVBuc Says:

    If he shows special teams acumen, he should make the team because of the intangibles. If he is capable of adding 25+ pounds, h-back could be in his future. There aren’t many who exude as much leadership ability.

  43. stpetebucfan Says:

    Wow such class! We now refer to the only player to EVER be inducted into both the NFL Hall of Fame and the Arena League HOF a POS and a fraud.

    Gawd I wish I could be a fraud!