I know his agent said he was intent on negotiating with San Francisco, but let's be real, people: Warner belonged nowhere but Arizona and he wanted to go nowhere but Arizona. So let's fess up and call that trip to the Santa Clara what it really was: A negotiating ploy. And it worked. The Cardinals upped their offer to Warner's satisfaction, and everyone lives happily ever after.
I don't care whether the 49ers made him an offer or not -- and they insist they did not --Warner never was going there. The 49ers' top receiver turns 37 this year, and he's "50-50" to return, anyway, according to the team's GM. In Arizona, Warner has Larry Fitzgerald, Anquan Boldin and Steve Breaston, a team just coming off a Super Bowl and, most important, peace of mind. This was a no-brainer we saw coming from the start.