Larry Fitzgerald returns for a 17th season
Arizona Cardinals receiver Larry Fitzgerald announced on Tuesday morning he was returning for his 17th season with the team
One of the greatest receivers in NFL history will continue making it so in 2020 as Arizona Cardinals receiver Larry Fitzgerald announced he is coming back for at least one more season. Fitz and the Cardinals agreed to another 1-year contract.
The return of Fitz for 2020 was a rather quick decision for him this time around. Typically he waits until around the end of January to make his decision.
However he said it best in his announcement. He is excited about the young players the Cardinals have brought on and had the most fun he had in years playing with this group in 2019.
That’s all we needed to hear. He is still having fun. He also went through the season without any nagging injuries.
Those injuries in the past have delayed his decision to return. He has been only returning on 1-year contracts in recent history.
This year is not different in that aspect. However don’t automatically expect this to be his last year either. A lot as usual will depend on a number of factors.
Staying healthy was huge and the Cardinals having Kyler Murray as their quarterback is also huge. If the Cardinals were to make the playoffs in 2020, would he then consider stepping away?
It all depends. If it means they are really close to winning it all, it would be easy to envision him returning once again next January.
For now, we should all be grateful we get at least one more season of Fitz. He had 75 receptions in 2019, so it’s not like he’s lost any additional steps.
Hopefully the Cardinals add another weapon or two on offense to where the opponent reduces the double teams and focus on Fitz. Don’t count on that happening full time though.
The fact that Fitz still gets a lot of attention from opposing defenses says everything you need to know. Other teams still view him as a dangerous weapon. It’s great to have him back!