The Arizona Cardinals may very well know what the decision receiver Larry Fitzgerald has made regarding his status for 2021 and beyond. They certainly won’t share that though if they do.
The news will be Fitz’s to make and his alone. It is hard to fathom Fitz not at least giving the Cardinals an idea.
This is the latest Fitz has gone into the offseason without making an announcement for the following season. This is likely the reason there was a story that came out this week from Bleacher Report indicating NFL executives believe he will call it quits.
That very well may be the decision but let’s assume he hasn’t told anyone other than family and/or the Cardinals. Anything coming from anyone else is just a guess.
We can also put to sleep the idea of Fitz playing for anyone other than Cardinals should his decision be to return for an 18th season in 2021. There are some still holding on to hope he may go to Tampa and play for Bruce Arians once more for a chance at a ring.
There is no doubt the reason Fitz has continued to play is to win a championship. He definitely wants that elusive ring. Tampa is of course coming off winning the Super Bowl two months ago, the first to do so in it’s home stadium.
If he were to go somewhere else, that would be the spot. Don’t go betting on it however. Fitz wants the ring but he’s not going to go chase it.
Sure, he deserves a ring and that is the reasoning behind people saying he should go to Tampa. That’s just not who he is though. Fitz has even said himself previously that it’s the Cardinals or bust.
It would not be a surprise to see an announcement in the next three weeks leading up to the draft. It also would not be a surprise for a decision to come until closer to training camp.