There has been the debate over the past couple of weeks about Arizona Cardinals Larry Fitzgerald should be traded or not. Even one of our writers thought it might be time to think about trading him. I say no way. The value he brings on the field and off the field is unmeasureable. Forbes takes it another to another level though. They have put Fitzgerald on their top 10 overpaid NFL players this season. He is at number seven. I disagree.
Fitz isn’t obtaining the stats he once did early on in his career. I get that. However the leadership he provides just can’t be valued enough. Fitz is worth every penny and then some, regardless if he is catching the ball or not. When is isn’t catching the ball, which of course we all want him to be doing all the time, have you noticed the other work he is putting in on the field?
Last week against the Seattle Seahawks he flat laid out a couple of defenders putting on blocks for runners with the ball. I mean he jacked up a couple of guys. This from a wide receiver. He is nothing but a winner. He’s not overpaid. In the sense of actual stats, ok, if you didn’t know Fitz and just looked at a guy in the box score named Larry Fitzgerald and he had 2 catches for 23 yards, you’d be unimpressed. I’ll bet no one at Forbes even cares what else he provides? The NFL is a stat driven league but if you are going to put an article out like that, do some homework on the guy first. Fitz is not paid enough. That could be the value fans see in trading him right there. Other teams most likely view him that way too. However the Cards need to hold onto Fitz. I don’t think the Cards could ever get enough in return for his value.