Could the Cardinals face Larry Fitzgerald in the playoffs?

(Photo by Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images) Larry Fitzgerald
(Photo by Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images) Larry Fitzgerald /

Could the Arizona Cardinals go up against Larry Fitzgerald in the playoffs this year if the legendary receiver joins the Tampa Bay Buccaneers?

Former Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald hasn’t suited up for an NFL game since the 2020 season and he probably won’t ever again.

However, this hasn’t prevented people from speculating about the possibility of Fitzgerald returning to football to help the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the upcoming 2021 playoffs.

With the current situation surrounding Antonio Brown, and Chris Godwin recently going down with a serious injury, the Bucs are certainly in need of some more wide receiver help. Could Tampa quarterback Tom Brady convince Fitzgerald to join the Bucs in their effort to win a Super Bowl in back-to-back seasons?

Larry Fitzgerald signing with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers would be a slap in the face of the Arizona Cardinals

As much as Tampa is in need of some additional wide receiver depth, so is Fitzgerald’s former team in Arizona.

The Cardinals currently don’t have the services of DeAndre Hopkins and rookie Rondale Moore has been dealing with an ankle injury recently. Arizona could certainly use Fitzgerald’s help during the upcoming playoffs just as much as the Bucs could.

But if Fitzgerald isn’t going to sign with the Cardinals, which he pretty much confirmed shortly after Hopkins went on injured reserve, then he’s probably not about to go and help Brady in Tampa either.

Plus, if the future Hall of Famer wide receiver decided to sign with the Bucs, it would feel like a gigantic slap in the face for Arizona. The Cardinals are also going to be in the postseason, so Fitzgerald signing with Tampa would be him basically saying he thinks the Bucs have a better shot at winning the Super Bowl this season than his former team does.

We shouldn’t have to worry about any of that though because there has been zero indication that Fitzgerald will ever suit up for another NFL game in his lifetime.

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