Cardinals WR Larry Fitzgerald closing in on 3rd place on the all-time receiving list
Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald is putting together yet another Pro Bowl-caliber season that has pushed him further up the list of the best receivers to ever play the game, statistically.
According to Pro Football Reference, Fitzgerald is close to passing up a few future Hall of Famers in all-time receiving yards. Right now, he’s sixth all-time with 15,066 yards, needing just 227 more to take sole possession of third-place ahead of Randy Moss’ 15,292. Currently, Isaac Bruce is fourth with 15,208 receiving yards and Tony Gonzalez is fifth with 15,127.
The 34-year-old has continued to play at an elite level in his 15th season, reeling in 60 catches for 677 receiving yards and three touchdowns that have him on pace to finish with 107 receptions and 1,204 receiving yards. It would mark the third straight seasons with 100 catches and 1,000 receiving yards while also being his ninth campaign breaking 1,000 receiving yards
If Fitzgerald is able to remain relatively healthy for the rest of the season, he should be able to surpass Tony Gonzalez, Isaac Bruce, and Randy Moss despite the less than stellar play at quarterback. He is also at 1,185 career receptions, which is third all-time behind only Gonzalez (1,325) and Hall of Famer Jerry Rice (1,549).
Fitzgerald is still playing at a high level and has yet to indicate if he will play beyond the 2017 season, as he’s in the final year of his deal worth $11 million. He will likely make that decision at some point shortly after Week 17.