Daily Sports Smile: 'American Underdog' movie trailer debuts chronicling Kurt Warner's NFL journey

Aug 4, 2018; Canton, OH, USA; St. Louis Rams, New York Giants and Arizona Cardinals former quarterback Kurt Warner speaks on the Fan Fest stage at the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports ORG XMIT: USATSI-384500 ORIG FILE ID:  20180804_sal_al2_3645.JPG
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Pro Football Hall of Famer Kurt Warner had a unique NFL journey. The two-time MVP and former Super Bowl champion spent time with three NFL franchises in his career. 

However, Warner’s story didn’t begin in conventional fashion. He was an undrafted free agent and spent years in the Arena Football League. Several fans know his career journey, but now it is coming to the big screens.

This week, Warner and actor Zachary Levi joined late night host Jimmy Kimmel to debut the movie trailer for “American Underdog.” The film follows Warner’s career as he went from journeyman quarterback to NFL legend.

Levi portrays Warner in the film. The plot chronicles the ups and downs of Warner chasing an NFL dream. Warner spent time as a retail clerk and made ends meet while holding out hope to make an NFL roster.

Zachary Levi as Kurt Warner in "American Underdog: The Kurt Warner Story."

The film comes out on Christmas Day. It is based on Warner’s memoir “All Things Possible: My Story of Faith, Football and the First Miracle Season.”

Warner is currently an NFL Network analyst. He was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame apart of the 2017 class. He finished with a 67-49 career record. In 12 seasons, Warner threw for 32,344 yards and 208 touchdowns. 

In his enshrinement speech, Warner mentioned that the journey had many detours. Still, it was his passion that kept him going.

“The road to our dreams often has detours,” Warner said in the speech. “Sometimes you gotta do what you gotta do while you're waiting to do what you were born to do.”