With 17 days remaining in our countdown to the start of the regular season for the Arizona Cardinals, today we look back into the team’s past to remember a Cardinals great who wore No. 17.

While No. 18 was not nearly as exciting, one of the franchise’s best players ever wore No. 17. We look back at the career of quarterback Jim Hart.

Hart played for the St. Louis Cardinals from 1966-1983. He started from 1967-1981, giving way to Neil Lomax.

He was a Pro Bowler four straight seasons from 1974-1977.

He is the team’s all-time winningest QB 87 (to go with 88 losses).

He had 34,639 passing yards for the Cardinals, 209 touchdown passes and 247 interceptions.  He is the franchise leader in all three categories.

He was inducted into the team’s Ring of Honor just last year.

He is a player most certainly worth remembering.

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