January 26, 2014; Honolulu, HI, USA; Team Rice receiver Larry Fitzgerald of the Arizona Cardinals (11) during the 2014 Pro Bowl at Aloha Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports
The Arizona Cardinals could be in a pickle if they can’t move some money this off season away from the cap hit they are about to take on wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald’s contract for the upcoming 2014 season.
Today on Arizona Sports 98.7 FM, he said he do what needs to be done when he was asked about his contract situation. Who knows what that means? It sounds positive for Cards fans wanting him to stay. It could also be someone who wants to say the right things, someone who wants to remain a Cardinals receiver but at the end of the day knows it is a business and sometimes the bottom line talks louder than what you want.
I’d like to apply the sentiment that Cards President Michael Bidwill shared today in regards to the City of Glendale. He ripped Glendale for running its city as a bottom line business and that a great city doesn’t act that way. Hopefully he practices what he preaches. If he does, the Cards will be able to get Fitz to restructure his contract to limit the hit on this year’s cap.
Fitz recognized he was getting up in age and that there are several key players the Cards need to reward with new contracts. He clearly led us to believe he understands something needs to be done, whatever that may be. Fitz still wants to win in Arizona. I think he stays in Arizona. I just can not picture him going somewhere like the New England Patriots, as has been suggested recently.
Whatever the right thing is for Fitz, he’ll do it. If it means moving on to another team via trade, which again I can’t see happening, then so be it. It was meant to happen if it goes down like that. However, he’s still here. Let’s hope it stays that way.