Cardinals WR Larry Fitzgerald inks contract extension
Heading into the 2017 season, there was plenty of questions surrounding All-Pro wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald’s long-term future with the Arizona Cardinals.
The 34-year-old made the decision to return for the final year of his current deal after mulling retirement following last season. All of that chatter has been at least put to bed for another offseason, as Fitzgerald has reportedly agreed to a one-year extension, according to Josh Alper of Pro Football Talk.
PFT reported that the Cardinals and wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald were close to agreement on a one-year deal on Thursday.
They’ve reached the finish line. The Cardinals announced the deal on Friday morning, which means there won’t be any waiting this offseason to find out if Fitzgerald will continue his brilliant career.
This decision signifies that Fitzgerald still believes he can perform at a high level despite now being in his mid 3os. He has certainly shown that in his 15th year in the league, as he currently ranks third in the league with 60 catches and seventh with 677 receiving yards through nine games played.
This has him on pace to finish with 107 catches for 1,204 receiving yards, which would give him his third straight 100-reception season and 1,000-receiving yard campaign. Fitzgerald has proven to be an ageless wonder as he has continued to prove to still be one of the league’s top receivers.
He is also coming up on some major individual milestones needing just 227 receiving yards to pass up Randy Moss for third all-time on the list while also moving ahead of Isaac Bruce and Tony Gonzalez in the process. Fitzgerald is also third all-time with 1,185 career receptions, which only trails Gonzalez (1,325) and Hall of Famer Jerry Rice (1,549).