Arizona Cardinals wideout Larry Fitzgerald is taking another run at the Super Bowl championship that has thus far eluded him
Arizona Cardinals legend Larry Fitzgerald has completely bought in. His team’s hiring of head coach Kliff Kingsbury back in January of 2019 was criticized by many followers of the NFL. Fitzgerald, however, apparently believes that the Cardinals brain trust got that one right.
The future Hall of Famer, after talk of retirement, has agreed to return to the club in 2020. Fitzgerald has once again put his name on a contract that will pay him $11 million, the fifth consecutive year that he’ll be paid that amount. The Cards are thrilled to welcome back the wide receiver, who’s indisputably the greatest performer in the history of the organization.
What Fitzgerald can bring to Arizona, even at the ripe old age of 36, is invaluable. The 6’3, 218 pounder continues to produce at a more than respectable level. Fitzgerald led the squad in catches (75), receiving yards (804) and touchdown receptions (4) last fall.
Fitzgerald’s career numbers are astonishing. The former third-overall selection of the 2004 draft has racked up 1,378 receptions, 17,083 receiving yards and 120 touchdown catches in 250 career games (248 starts). Fitzgerald has also been voted to the Pro Bowl an impressive 11 times.
Having the wise and experienced Fitzgerald back for another campaign is fantastic news for the Cardinals young receiving corps. Pass-catchers like Christian Kirk, Andy Isabella, KeeSean Johnson and Hakeem Butler can only benefit from number 11’s presence in the locker room. Ditto for quarterback Kyler Murray, who will have one of the league’s most reliable security blankets to throw to for at least one more season.
Most important of all is the fact that Fitzgerald is still having a ton of fun on the football field. The veteran has let it be known that he’s totally on board with the current configuration of the Cards. Perhaps the 17th campaign of Fitzgerald’s illustrious career will conclude with that elusive Super Bowl championship.