Retired Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kurt Warner was mulling a return to football Tuesday -- as a network analyst in the fall.
Warner showed why networks are competing for his services with his analysis for USA TODAY on how the Baltimore Ravens landed what he said is an offensive version of Ray Lewis with Friday's trade for Anquan Boldin.
In exchange for third- and fourth-round selections in the April draft, Warner said the Ravens got a ferocious playmaker who will ease the burden on their young offensive focal points -- third-year quarterback Joe Flacco and running back Ray Rice, who averaged 127.6 net yards per game last season.
"Adding Q is a great match for the whole Ravens football team, specifically to have somebody with Ray Lewis' intensity on the offensive side of the ball," Warner said. "Q and Ray are very similar type guys on each side of the ball who have a huge impact inside the locker room with their competitiveness and drive, how they're going to try to push people to be the best.
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