Kurt Warner has much to consider these days.
The former Super Bowl MVP and 12-year pro hasn’t quarterbacked in the NFL for seven seasons, but is a finalist to be inducted to the Pro Football Hall of Fame for the third straight year.
Canton isn’t the only thing on his mind, however.
In a story released Wednesday, Warner told azcentral’s Dan Bickley he would “love to be involved” in serving as an offensive consultant, and possibly at Arizona State.
“I’d love to be a consultant and help design an offense. That’s my true passion, and I want to find an outlet where I can do that,” Warner says to Bickley in the article.
“My son is considering ASU, and I would love to be involved in whatever degree I can. But I’m not willing to give up the family time that it takes to be a full-time coach. I’m too blessed to give that up.”
The Sun Devils have an opening — two, in fact — they need to address at some point this offseason at offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach following Chip Lindsey’s recent departure for Auburn.
While Warner has ruled himself out of a full-time coaching gig, Bickley writes that the former Arizona Cardinals quarterback “would love to continue his coaching career at ASU.”
Warner does possess coaching experience after previously working as an offensive coordinator at Desert Mountain High School, where his son, Kade, played receiver and linebacker.
While names have been floated around in regards to who will be filling the offensive coordinator position, and new ones are emerging as being rumored of claiming it, whether they are or not quarterback developers shouldn't necessarily quell ASU from at least considering bringing Warner onto staff.
The Sun Devils will enter the season without full premonition as to who will be their starting signal-caller. With moldable talent available, including newly-added former five-star and Alabama quarterback Blake Barnett, Warner’s experience could be of value, even in a limited capacity.