Kade Warner “Will Make A Name For Himself”

May 17th, 2023

The Bucs are quite bullish on undrafted rookie free agent receiver Kade Warner, son of Hall of Fame quarterback Kurt Warner.

Head coach Todd Bowles weighed in for the first time on young Warner, during his visit to The Rich Eisen Show this week.

“I like Kade, and I know Kurt very well and I’ve talked to him,” Bowles said. “Kade is going to make a name for himself. I think Kade is very tough; he’s very polished. He’s a coach’s kid so he’s going to be polished. … I like everything that Kade’s done thus far. He’s come in and put his head down and got to work. And as we get into pads and he gets to prove himself, I think he’ll make a name for himself and doesn’t want to be the sequel to his dad. I think he wants to start his own movie.”

Bowles went on to explain that Kurt Warner would visit Arizona Cardinals headquarters “all the time” when Bowles was defensive coordinator under Bucco Bruce Arians. And that’s where Bowles built a relationship with Warner that has continued through the years.

With the Bucs signing veteran David Moore this week, Kade Warner seems to have at least five receivers ahead of him on the depth chart, including rookie sixth-round pick Trey Palmer. So Warner’s chances of making the 53-man roster are slim as of today.

38 Responses to “Kade Warner “Will Make A Name For Himself””

  1. HC Grover Says:

    Plan 9 will be a great help for filming the movie. He is always chasing the action with a good view. It could be named…HC/DC Strikes Again.

  2. Alanbucsfan Says:

    Can he run block?

  3. Steven007 Says:

    Don’t know what you were trying to achieve with that weird non sequitur, Grover. As For the actual subject of this post, I definitely think they try to sneak him on the practice squad. Not sure if his name recognition such as it is will be any hindrance to that. But so far sounds like a player at least. Don’t get a hint of too much nepotism at least.

  4. Marine Buc Says:

    I’m keeping an eye on Rakim Jarrett to make the team over Warner. But we will see how things go in training camp…

    – Evans
    – Godwin
    – Gage
    – Moore
    – Palmer
    – R. Jarrett
    – D. Thompkins (KR/PR)

    That is a pretty solid group.

  5. Dooley Says:

    Practice squad candidate for sure, and Warner has a slim chance to make the team if he can show out on special teams, but I wouldn’t expect him to see the field in any iteration of our gameday offense this year. I honestly think Geiger, Sterns, Thompkins, Miller, Jarrett, & Barber are all going to be competing for the same 1-2 spots in the WR room.

  6. Dewey Selmon Says:

    His mom was a Marine. nuff said.

  7. Oddball Says:

    ST perhaps?

  8. Jeff’s grandpa Says:

    How many 4.7 wideouts are there in the nfl

  9. Mike Says:

    Seems like a good 3rd down possession type of player. Smart and tough and knows how to get open and catch passes for a 1st down. Probably practice squad player though for now but we will see.

  10. Duane Says:

    Might not make the final 53, but could end up on the travel squad, and with the way we’ve had to deal with player injuries, he could get on the field at some point this season.

  11. teacherman777 Says:

    Tom Brady improved his 40 time after entering the NFL.

    Ronde Barber improved his 40 time after entering the NFL.

    Cooper Kupp ran a 4.6.

    Warner can improve his 40 time over the next two season.

    Practice squad for 2 years.

    Then maybe he can be badass slot receiver.

    Go Bucs!

  12. sasquatch Says:

    They drafted Palmer and paid UDFA Jarrett a fat guarantee. I just don’t see where there’s room for Warner unless players ahead of him are injured.

  13. stpetebucfan Says:

    Bonds…McCaffery…I think sons of famous athletes have an advantage coming into the pros. They grown up in the league and it’s practice fields and locker rooms so they are not overwhelmed when the bright lights come on.

    And it’s not just the genes and experience but also the education their fathers provide. I’ll be surprised if Warner doesn’t make a name for himself.

  14. sasquatch Says:

    Dude has to make a roster to make a name for himself. May not be here.

  15. 4-13 Says:

    We are in serious trouble if this is what it’s come to. I mean the news flow out of this dumpster fire team coached by Sleepy Bowles is painful to keep up with

  16. Beej Says:

    I expect we are only going to keep six instead of seven receivers this year, he’s either hoping for a bunch of bad hamstrings or he’s going to be on the practice squad

  17. Joe Swanson Says:

    Probably a little too slow.

  18. Brandon Says:

    teacherman777 Says:
    May 17th, 2023 at 10:26 am
    Tom Brady improved his 40 time after entering the NFL.

    Ronde Barber improved his 40 time after entering the NFL.

    Cooper Kupp ran a 4.6.

    Warner can improve his 40 time over the next two season.

    Practice squad for 2 years.

    Then maybe he can be badass slot receiver.

    Go Bucs!


    None of those players improved their 40 times AFTER entering the NFL… .as a matter of fact, it’s likely none of those players ran another 40 after they were drafted.

    For the record, Cris Carter ran a 4.70. Amendola ran 4.70 at the Combine. Wes Welker ran 4.65. But even though Warner ran 4.72 at his pro day… though it might not guarantee he can’t make a roster, it makes it very unlikely. He has decent enough quickness and explosiveness from his agility drills, but he is painfully slow and at 6’1 203 lbs it is very unlikely big enough to make up for it.

    If he’s lucky, he’ll get signed to the practice squad like Humphries did early in his career (4.53 at his pro day) and somehow prove his worth there. We’ve got way too many way better athletes that were way more productive and versatile than Warner.

  19. Pickgrin Says:

    Jeff’s grandpa Says:
    How many 4.7 wideouts are there in the nfl

    Ever hear of a guy named Jerry Rice? 22,895 yards – 197 TDs

  20. sasquatch Says:


    Try turning down the bitch mode a few levels.

  21. sasquatch Says:


    Try turning down the b!tch mode a few levels.

  22. Buc4evr Says:

    Put him on the practice squad and re-sign Tyler J. now!

  23. bucfan34 Says:

    I watched pretty much his entire college career. Possession guy at best and he is a decent run blocker. Appears to be a good kid but I really don’t think he’ll be on the 53 or the PS. USFL or XFL in his future.

  24. Flowmaster Buc Says:

    Saying he is a coach’s kid seems like a stretch to me. His father became an assistant coach to the head coach at Cade’s high school, Desert Mountain.

    – Evans
    – Godwin
    – Gage
    – Palmer
    – R Jarrett
    – D Thompkins
    – K Warner

    David Moore does not make team but is used in training camp to help others with Dave Canales lingo.

  25. Rod Munch Says:

    Who said he has the same facial hair as his mother? That’s an all-time great line.

    Long before people were complaining about Tim Tebow, you had that Mrs Papadopolis from Webster looking lady hogging the spotlight every week on TV.

  26. Rod Munch Says:

    I don’t understand the hype on this. He wasn’t productive in college, finishing his entire college career, over 5 seasons, with 848 yards receiving. His senior line is 46 receptions, 456 yards, 9.9 yard average in 14 games (14!).

    When your stats are that mundane, and you run a 4.72, I don’t even know how you get an invite to an NFL camp, short of it being a favor – and the Bucs should be the last team on earth to do a favor for Kurt Warner.

  27. Flowmaster Buc Says:

    Kade Warner, a receiver with fire in his eyes,
    Training hard, no surprise he’ll rise.
    Bustin’ routes, makin’ catches with finesse,
    Givin’ defenders headaches, causing a mess.

  28. HC Grover Says:

    HC/DC = Head Coach and Defensive Coordinator. Does he wear both hats? I thought so. It is a play on the band AC/DC.

  29. HC Grover Says:

    Bowles could have a special hat with 2 bills forward and backward. When he is thinking as HC one way and when thinking of the defense the other. This would reduce sideline confusion.

  30. AlabamaBucsFan Says:

    Sounds like his is a tad too slow for WR but maybe a WR coach down the line.

  31. Mike C Says:

    Guy looks smug af

  32. Just Leave Trask Alone Says:

    He’ll make a name for himself…. In broadcasting.

  33. 1#bucsfan Says:

    Stpetebucsfans exactly. Windfield is another one.

  34. Fred McNeil Says:

    @Pickgrim, I could have sworn you were full of it when you claimed Jerry Rice was 4.7 guy too, but then I looked it up. 4.72

  35. chark Says:

    Evans, Godwin, Gage, Palmer, Jarrett, Warner
    Thompkins/ Geiger practice squad
    I am going out on a limb and think Warner makes team and also Jarret. Palmer and Jarrett compete for special teams. Warner surprises as a solid wr 4 option.

  36. Statguy Says:

    And that name is …. Camp meat

  37. Rod Munch Says:

    Fred McNeil Says:
    May 17th, 2023 at 6:24 pm
    @Pickgrim, I could have sworn you were full of it when you claimed Jerry Rice was 4.7 guy too, but then I looked it up. 4.72


    This is always the example given, however people basically disregarded that 40-time since his tape showed he played faster than that, thus the reason he was a 1st round pick. Also he had amazing production in college.

    Also, it’s worth pointing out that 40 times really weren’t as big of a deal back then since the defense was still allowed to play defense, and so you had to do more than run fast in a straight line, you needed to have the muscle to get corners off you since they were allowed to have a lot of contact, in particular at the line.

    In any case, I go back to the post above, and he has less than 900 yards receiving, combined, over 5 years. I really don’t know how he got a camp invite. He’s never been productive, and doesn’t have any physical traits of note, and if you watch his ‘highlights’ you see a classic college type of WR who never makes it in the NFL.

    But hey, he’s in camp, so he has a chance to prove people wrong.

  38. Cobraboy Says:

    A 4.7 in 2023 is like a 5.4 30 years ago compared to other players.

    Speed in every position has improved. 4.4 is no longer earth-shattering news. If you can’t run a 4.4, you may not get a job as a DB in today’s NFL.

    The era of slower “possession” receivers is coming to an end.