Arizona Cardinals End of the Season Awards

Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports
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Mandatory Credit: Kelvin Kuo-USA TODAY Sports
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Larry Fitzgerald is still a great player, and had a huge 2016

Larry Fitzgerald may be well into his 30’s, and he might be a different player than he was 10 years ago, but he’s still dangerous, and proved it in 2016. He was an integral part of the offense, especially with the turmoil the receiving corps faced.

Amid sub-par performances, injuries, and a large number of dropped passes, Fitzgerald shined. The 33 year-old wound up with a league leading 107 receptions, 1,023 yards, and 6 touchdowns. His catch total was the second highest of his career, and it was the eighth time he went over 1,000 yards receiving.

With the problems the other receivers were having, Fitzgerald’s contributions meant even more. He was targeted 150 times, which was more than double the number of any other receiver on the Cardinals.

Fitzgerald has not decided whether or not to continue his career into 2017. Retirement is an option for the future Hall of Famer, but a championship would certainly be a nice way to close out his career. Unfortunately 2016 didn’t go the way he would have liked for the team, but he did his part, and was once again, one of the league’s best pass catchers.