Hysterical is the only way to describe this Larry Fitzgerald suggestion

(Photo by Norm Hall/Getty Images) Larry Fitzgerald
(Photo by Norm Hall/Getty Images) Larry Fitzgerald /

It was recently suggested that the greatest wide receiver in Arizona Cardinals history, Larry Fitzgerald, switch to tight end.

More than six months have passed since Larry Fitzgerald last appeared in a game for the Arizona Cardinals. Since then, the 37-year-old All-Pro wide receiver has yet to make a decision on his future in the NFL.

Fitzgerald is still a free agent and not much is known about when he might make an announcement about his intentions to continue playing or not during the upcoming 2021 season.

If he doesn’t want to retire just yet, a return to the Cardinals doesn’t seem likely given the moves the team has made with their wide receiver group this offseason (A.J. Green, Rondale Moore). But there is one thing we can guarantee about the legendary Arizona pass-catcher and that would be the fact that Fitzgerald won’t be switching his position in order to continue his professional football career.

Suggestion for Larry Fitzgerald to return to the Arizona Cardinals as a tight end is disrespectful

Recently, the Arizona Republic’s Greg Moore decided it would be a good idea to hop on the position-switch bandwagon and suggest that Fitzgerald re-sign with the Cardinals as a tight end.

Yes, because that’s exactly what Jerry Rice, Randy Moss, Terrell Owens, Cris Carter, and Michael Irvin all did before they retired from the NFL. Oh wait, no they absolutely did not.

Fitzgerald has done enough in his career to belong in the conversation about the greatest wide receivers to ever play in the league. Why in the world, at the age of 37, would he even think about a position switch just to remain with Arizona?

We know Fitzgerald would give it everything he has if he converted to a tight end, but he built his legacy with the Cardinals as a wide receiver, and no one would want to see him tarnish what he’s done in the desert with an unnecessary position switch.

Switching positions is a fine suggestion to make for a failed quarterback/minor league baseball player who hates when he doesn’t have enough attention. But for one of the greatest wide receivers to ever step foot on an NFL field? No, absolutely not.

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There are still plenty of teams that would welcome Fitzgerald with open arms as a receiver if he’s looking to continue playing in 2021. And yes, you read that correctly, they would want him to remain a receiver, not convert to tight end.