The Top 100 NFL player list came out for 2019 with Arizona Cardinals receiver Larry Fitzgerald coming in at number 60
There are a lot of very good players in the NFL. That is not in question. However putting Arizona Cardinals receiver Larry Fitzgerald at number 60 seems to be quite low in the NFL Top 100 this season.
Fitz, who is going into his 16th NFL season with the Cardinals, may have lost a step but has not lost any talent. Fitz is still bringing balls in with the best of them.
His numbers were down a bit in 2018 from 2017, 2016, and 2015 but much of that was not on him. The Cardinals offense was for lack of a better work, offensive in 2018.
You have to wonder what goes into the ranking? Fitz was still able to grab 69 passes last season despite the poor offense. He had 109, 107, and 109 receptions the previous three seasons.
In the end the list doesn’t mean much other than recognition for the players body of work. It also seems to be a bit of a projection on what they’ll produce in 2019. Look for Fitz to be much closer to his pre-2018 levels of production this season.
The list is something for people like you and I to talk about. Certainly it generates discussion but it has no bearing on anything, so we should take the list with a grain of salt if we are being honest.
It is disappointing that Fitz didn’t get more love than the 60. However when all is said and done, he is a top 10-20 player of all time. That’s when the real recognition will come in.