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Larry Fitzgerald ‘didn’t need to be lobbied’ to come back for 2020

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Larry Fitzgerald is back for season 17. The Hall of Fame-bound receiver will suit-up for the Arizona Cardinals again in 2020 after much speculation about his retirement.

For Larry Legend, the decision to come back was all his. It wasn’t hard to make the decision, as he enjoys the Cardinals’ current roster.

“I didn’t need to be lobbied,” Fitzgerald said on NFL Network. “Coming back and playing with this nucleus of guys we have is a lot of fun.”

Fitzgerald’s Cardinals likely won’t contend for the Super Bowl that has evaded him all of his career next season, but he enjoys what’s brewing in Tempe. Second-year coach Kliff Kingsbury, who employs Air Raid schematics, makes it fun to play for the Redbirds.

“Coach Kliff (Kingsbury) is one of the better guys you can be around,” Fitzgerald added. “His offense is fun and innovative. He’s creative, every single day coming in with something new.”

Fitzgerald, 36, showed little signs of slowing down in 2019. Despite playing for his third coach in as many seasons, he tallied 75 receptions for 804 yards and four touchdowns on the season. He has never recorded less than 700 receiving yards in a season and has only missed six career games, proving to be the ultimate Iron Man in the desert.

Though Fitzgerald is coming back, the Cardinals will likely have their eyes set on improving the wide receiver room around him in the offseason, whether it be through the draft or free agency. Whoever joins will surely benefit from learning from one of the greatest to ever do it.