Face of the franchise teasing Arizona Cardinals fans
By Jim Koch
The Arizona Cardinals are patiently waiting for Larry Fitzgerald to inform them of his intentions for the upcoming campaign
Larry Fitzgerald has the Arizona Cardinals waiting on him once again. As far as the club is concerned, the future Hall of Fame wide receiver can take all the time he needs. The 11-time Pro Bowler will eventually let the Cards know whether he wants to continue his fabulous career or not.
The last few weeks have not been great for the Cardinals. Bruce Arians, arguably the best head coach in franchise history, decided to retire. Carson Palmer, the squad’s starting signal-caller and leader since 2013, also called it quits.
With this offseason’s departures, Arizona is transitioning into the future. It’s not yet known whether Fitzgerald wants to come along for the ride. Returning to the team would mean that the 34-year old will have to learn another new offense, something the veteran most likely isn’t looking forward to.
It should go without saying that new coach Steve Wilks would love for Fitzgerald to be a part of his group. During his introductory press conference, new offensive coordinator Mike McCoy talked as if the wideout being around was a done deal. Perhaps that’s merely wishful-thinking, but Fitzgerald’s presence would certainly make the play-caller’s job much easier.
A former teammate of Fitzgerald’s offered his opinion on the subject recently. Kurt Warner indicated that the star pass-catcher is leaning towards rejoining the Cards. The former quarterback’s take on the matter is by no means official, but Arizona fans were encouraged by his optimism nevertheless.
In an interview during Super Bowl week, Larry Fitzgerald Sr. was another who gave his two cents on his son’s situation. The proud father claimed to have no knowledge of what his namesake was planning to do. Papa Fitzgerald did say that if Larry does play again, it will be for no other organization but the Cardinals.
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So the wait for the decision continues. Fitzgerald did say last weekend that his answer will come in a week or two. There isn’t one fan of the Cards who doesn’t want to see him playing in 2018.