As big as Cam Newton’s move to the New England Patriots is, there are definitely some skeptics who believe the quarterback’s best days are behind him. Kurt Warner isn’t one of them.

Warner was once in the same boat as Newton is now. In 2004, Warner’s career was floundering, as injuries had effectively ended his career with the St. Louis Rams. He’d then been benched by the New York Giants, and there were serious doubts that the 34-year-old would ever be a consistent NFL starter again.

Warner landed with the Arizona Cardinals, where he managed to re-establish himself as a quality starter and lead his team to an NFC Championship. In a column for NFL.com, Warner said he believes Newton can follow the same path with the Patriots.