Arizona Cardinals receiver Larry Fitzgerald is going to take some time to contemplate his future
Arizona Cardinals receiver and future Pro Football Hall of Famer Larry Fitzgerald just completed his 13th season in the NFL. Now, he is going to allow his body time to heal from that.
It will not be until after his body has healed from the 2016 will he decide on his future with the Cardinals. If he retires, he goes out leading the NFL in receptions in 2016 with 107. His last catch of the season was a touchdown.
Whatever decision Fitz decides to make it will be the right one for him and only him. He shouldn’t worry about what fans, media, or teammates want him to do. Sure, he’ll listen to all of them but in the end he’ll do the right thing.
If he decides to hang it up, Cardinals fans must respect that. He’s given a lot to the Cardinals organization and to the community. If he does decide to come back, it should be one heck of a run for the Super Bowl.
Fitz dealt with a couple of different injuries this season, starting with a sprained MCL back in training camp. He was banged and bruised all season. He should take his time and not rush into things.
Was his brother Marcus giving us a glimpse of what the decision will be? Likely not. He was likely talking about the last game of 2016 and that was it.
Fitz said he isn’t going to make any huge announcement should he retire. There will be no ceremony. That’s not his style.
I’d be silly not to be a little selfish here and say I would love Fitz to come back and make at least one more run at it. The other part of me however certainly understands the day in and day out toll the game takes on the body. He will be 34 just before the 2017 regular season starts.
Don’t look for a decision before February. If he decides to hang it up then what a career he leaves. If he comes back, let’s try this one more time starting in late July. Whatever the decision, it will be the right one.