Larry Fitzgerald Discusses Future

It’s seemingly become an annual tradition: as the regular season winds down, reporters ask Cardinals wideout Larry Fitzgerald about his future in Arizona. It was more of the same today, as the veteran was asked if he could be playing his final home game for the organization this weekend.

“It could be,” Fitzgerald said (via Kent Somers of the Arizona Republic on Twitter). “You never know. You never know. I don’t give it much thought. I’ve told you before, I stay in the moment, man. The career will end. When it ends, it end.”

The 36-year-old answered similar questions last year, and he ended up re-signing with the Cardinals. Fitzgerald, in theory, could have tested the open market, but he has repeatedly stated that he’s only willing to play in Arizona. If the veteran wants to continue playing, the front office would presumably be willing to ride these one-year contracts.

His 100-catch, 1,000-yard seasons may be a thing of the past, but Fitzgerald has still proven to be a reliable target for rookie quarterback Kyler Murray. The receiver has hauled in 64 receptions for 669 yards and three scores this season. Fitzgerald has spent his entire career with the organization, owning franchise marks in receptions (1,367), yards (16,948), and touchdowns (119).

Surprisingly, Fitzgerald’s head coach is in favor of keeping the veteran around. Kliff Kingsbury said that the receiver could easily be part of the team’s offense in 2020.

“I’ll give him my pitch here in a couple of weeks,” Kingsbury said (via Darren Urban on Twitter).

Photo courtesy of USA Today Sports Images.

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15 comments on “Larry Fitzgerald Discusses Future

  1. king beas

    Doesn’t make sense why he isn’t a bigger part of their offense. He should still be getting 100 receptions kyler should be doing more quick passes to him he’s reliable and will get first downs

    • crazylarry

      Because if you haven’t noticed the Cardinals are a DUMPSTER FIRE and all the organization cares about is getting drunk and driving.

      • JJB0811

        Are we allowed to say that now? When Bidwell died a few months ago, I said their family was terrible at running the franchise. And was incessantly told how bad and mean I was for saying such a thing. Regardless of their 80+ year of ownership and only a few winning seasons.

        • crosseyedlemon

          So your still upset that you weren’t praised for taking a cheap shot? Just admit you should have been more sensitive to those in mourning and I’m sure all will be forgiven.

  2. “Surprisingly, Fitzgerald’s head coach is in favor of keeping the veteran around”

    Why on earth is this ‘surprising’? He leads the team in targets, receptions, and receiving yards.

  3. DarkSide830

    leave the poor man alone! he’ll retire when he darn wants to, and doesnt need to tell the vultures about it first.

  4. graysondecker

    How much would it take to lure him back to Pittsburgh? The Steelers need an established receiver. Football fans still love him here. And he’d definitely have a better chance of contending with the Steelers than he would in Arizona. Sounds like a good all-around deal.

    • From the article you’re commenting on”

      “Fitzgerald, in theory, could have tested the open market, but he has repeatedly stated that he’s only willing to play in Arizona.”

      • crosseyedlemon

        And if he ever changes his mind he will return to his roots in Minnesota rather than consider Pittsburgh.

      • graysondecker

        I’m sure he does. I was more just saying it as a hopeful shot. Don’t know why he wants to stay in Arizona so badly. But if it’s what he wants.

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