The beans might have spilled about Larry Fitzgerald retiring

(Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images) Larry Fitzgerald
(Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images) Larry Fitzgerald /

Arizona Cardinals legend Larry Fitzgerald still hasn’t made his decision about playing this year or not.

Training camp is getting underway for the Arizona Cardinals and when the veterans arrive next week, it’s possible that Larry Fitzgerald won’t be one of the players checking in.

Fitzgerald has spent the last 17 years of his life playing professional football in a Cardinals uniform. He’s currently still a free agent and no announcement has been made yet about what his plans are for the future.

A decision has to be coming soon though, right? Maybe Fitzgerald wants to pull a Brett Favre and skip training camp this year. But if he doesn’t, Arizona needs to know if he’s going to be suiting up for an 18th season with them or not.

Has Larry Fitzgerald already been telling people he’s done playing for the Arizona Cardinals?

There’s a chance that Fitzgerald has already made a decision about his future and he’s just waiting for the right time to announce it publicly.

According to the Star Tribune’s Ben Goessling on the latest episode of the “Access Vikings” podcast, it sounds like the former Cardinals receiver might have already told some people what his plans are.

Goessling shared some information from a recent conversation that he had with Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Adam Thielen which should be of interest to Arizona fans.

"“I’m just kind of reading tea leaves a little bit here, but I had a conversation with Adam Thielen today and he talked a little bit about how he had just seen Larry Fitzgerald yesterday. He talked about [Fitzgerald’s] career, and maybe this was just his choice of words and maybe I’m reading way too much into this, but he talked about his career in the past tense. He talked about what he did and what he was. So take that for what it’s worth. But it was one of those things as he was talking about it, it was kind of like ‘okay, that’s a little bit interesting.'”"

Based on what Goessling took away from his talk with Thielen, it sounds like Fitzgerald might already be enjoying the retirement life.

No one would be surprised if the Cardinals legend really is deciding to finally hang it up for good this year. Fitzgerald will be turning 38 at the end of August and after putting up some underwhelming numbers last season, he might be thinking it’s time to put away the cleats before things get ugly.

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Whenever he does announce his retirement, we can guarantee that his career is going to be celebrated in a great way by the Cardinals organization. It’s the least they can do for the guy who is regarded by many as the greatest player in the history of the franchise.