ST. LOUIS (CBS St. Louis) — Former Super Bowl-winning quarterback Kurt Warner is fighting back against critics over his stance on evolution.
During NFL Network’s “Game Day Morning” on Sunday, Warner led into a package about Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger by talking about the evolutionary theory.
“As you might expect, I’m not fully buying the evolutionary theory where one species transforms into another,” Warner said. “But if we’re talking about the idea that every species has the ability to adapt over time, then I’m all in. As a matter of fact, I’ve actually seen this happen in a group that I’ve been studying for years – NFL quarterbacks.”
Following the segment, Warner, who has never hid his Christian faith from the public, got slammed on social media. People on Twitter called him “dumb” and urged the NFL Network to fire him.[tweet https://twitter.com/kurt13warner/status/531831768668987393 width=’330′] [tweet https://twitter.com/kurt13warner/status/531829579284226048 width=’330′] [tweet https://twitter.com/kurt13warner/status/531483822982823936 width=’330′] [tweet https://twitter.com/kurt13warner/status/531809221625802753 width=’330′] [tweet https://twitter.com/kurt13warner/status/531809700057063424 width=’330′]
Warner was the most valuable player of Super Bowl XXXIV after leading the St. Louis Rams to a 23-16 victory over the Tennessee Titans. He appeared in two other Super Bowls for the Rams and Arizona Cardinals before retiring after the 2009 season. The two-time NFL MVP finished his career with over 32,000 passing yards and 208 touchdowns.