Arizona Cardinals great deserves one last playoff appearance
Future Hall of Fame inductee Larry Fitzgerald is hoping for one last postseason appearance with the Arizona Cardinals organization
This coming Sunday is going to be an exciting one for the Arizona Cardinals organization. A victory over the Los Angeles Rams will put the franchise in the playoffs for the first time in five years. For one member of the Cardinals roster in particular, that shot at a postseason appearance could be the last of his illustrious 17-year career.
That individual, of course, is the great Larry Fitzgerald. Since entering the league back in 2004, the future Hall of Fame wide receiver has been to the NFL’s Super Bowl tournament a total of just four times. Fitzgerald’s performances during those contests, however, have been nothing short of spectacular.
In the nine playoff games that the 37 year old has participated in, Fitzgerald has totaled 57 receptions, 942 receiving yards and an amazing 10 touchdown catches. Following the 2008 campaign, the 6’3, 220 pounder hauled in 30 passes for 546 yards and an eye-popping seven scores in four postseason matchups for the Cards. Fitzgerald tallied seven catches for 127 yards, and made two trips into the end zone during Arizona’s Super Bowl XLIII loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Exactly how long Fitzgerald will continue on as a professional football player remains a mystery. When the subject has been presented, the former first-round draft pick has refused to give a definitive answer. That being said, there are fans of the Cardinals who believe that last Saturday’s defeat at home to the San Francisco 49ers was Fitzgerald’s last appearance at State Farm Stadium.
If that sentiment proves to be true, how great would it be if the Cards could provide Fitzgerald with one more shot at a Vince Lombardi Trophy? Of course, the Redbirds must emerge victorious against Los Angeles this coming weekend to even have a chance of making that happen for the veteran pass-catcher. You can be sure that every athlete on the Arizona sideline will be playing their heart out for the classy Fitzgerald.