Arizona Cardinals can help Fitz get to milestones
Arizona Cardinals receiver Larry Fitzgerald, who announced his return several weeks ago, can reach a couple of milestones in 2019
Although we know he will never admit it, Arizona Cardinals receiver Larry Fitzgerald is within reach of a couple of milestones thanks to his decision to return and play at least one more season in 2019. It would never be his only motivation but it had to play a part.
Fitz wants to win. It is a huge reason why he keeps coming back for another season. He is also though within the number two spot for most receptions in NFL history. He also has an outside shot to move up on the total career touchdowns list as well.
Right now he is number three in career receptions with 1,303. That is 22 behind number two all-time Tony Gonzalez. Gonzalez sits at 1,325 receptions. Just 23 more will break the record, so look for that in the first few weeks of the 2019 season.
He is also just 12 touchdowns behind Marvin Harrison for number four on the career touchdown list. He currently stands at 116 touchdowns, Harrison is at 128. That means 13 touchdowns would surpass him.
However that may take him two seasons but could be attainable in the new offense brought in by head coach Kilff Kingsbury. Fitz’s career-high for touchdowns in a single season are 13, which he attained in 2009.
Since 2009 however, he has only one season of at least 10 in a single season. That happened in 2013. Last season he had six touchdowns, so we will see how he fits in the new offense and how it plays out.
It would be fun to see Fitz at least reach the total career receptions milestone of number two. Number one would likely take three more very good seasons to reach Jerry Rice, so don’t count on that. Rice has 1,549 career receptions.
Fitz will tell you he doesn’t necessarily care about the records but he deserves them. Imagine if he had a real quarterback his entire career? He’d have smashed these records by now.