Cardinals’ Larry Fitzgerald: “No Timeline” For Decision

Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald still isn’t sure about his plans for 2021 and beyond. When asked at a Pro-Am tournament in Arizona, Fitzgerald stressed that he isn’t in any rush to announce his retirement or return. 

I’m just playing golf right now, that’s all I’m worried about,” Fitzgerald said. “No timeline. I’m just taking it day by day. Honestly I haven’t given it much thought.”

Speculation about Fitzgerald’s future has become something of an offseason staple. In 2017, Fitzgerald was thought to be on his farewell tour. Then, midway through the year, he inked a one-year extension worth $11MM. A few re-ups later, Fitzgerald is still going. In his age-37 season, Fitzgerald was still reasonably productive with 54 catches for 409 yards and one touchdown. The 11-time Pro Bowler has pretty much done it all, save for capturing a Super Bowl ring.

You wouldn’t see me around here anymore if [we win the Super Bowl],” Fitzgerald said last September. “Another catch, another touchdown, another yard is not going to make more whatever – my legacy is pretty much cemented. I just want to win a championship, I want to compete for a division title. Those are the things that are important to me.”

The chase could lead him to return for his age-38 campaign but, for now, he’s keeping the focus on his family and his short game.

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5 comments on “Cardinals’ Larry Fitzgerald: “No Timeline” For Decision

  1. Chief Two Hands

    Well, if winning a Super Bowl is the only thing left on his NFL bucket list, he will have to leave the Cardinals in order to check that box.

    • mlbnyyfan

      Does he plan to chase that ring somewhere else? I doubt it or he would of left Arizona already. He could goto GB or Baltimore but he’s been loyal so far.

      • Yep it is

        Why would he leave Arizona for Green Bay or Baltimore? Those teams aren’t winning anything with the King of Cry Baby Rodgers or 1 hit away Jackson.

        • Ak185

          I think it was more important for you to get an opportunity to use your nickname than it was to give meaningful analysis.

          You know that either of those teams could possibly compete for a title shot in the coming years.

    • Lou Evil Slugger

      True no doubt but I seriously doubt he does. Shame too one of the all-time greats wasted on the Cards. But there is something to be said for loyalty especially in this era. Much respect whatever he decides. He can still play so why not give it another shot even tho it’s a lonnngggg shot.

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