Cardinals WR Larry Fitzgerald on verge of passing Jerry Rice for impressive record
Arizona Cardinals All-Pro wideout Larry Fitzgerald has put together an illustrious career that has put him in elite company, statistically.
The 34-year-old is nearing another impressive feat that would push him past Hall of Famer Jerry Rice as the fastest player to record 1,200 career receptions in NFL history.
Larry Fitzgerald has 1,194 catches in 212 career games.
With 6 catches, he can pass Jerry Rice (221 games) and become the fastest in NFL history to reach 1,200 career receptions. pic.twitter.com/oKowBL5Hme
— Randall Liu (@RLiuNFL) November 22, 2017
Fitzgerald has been consistent at his position, as he has continued to play at an elite level despite being in his 14th campaign. He is currently second in the league with 69 catches and sixth with 768 receiving yards through the first 10 games played, putting him on pace to record 110 catches for 1,259 receiving yards.
It would mark his third straight 100-reception season and fifth overall of his career while marking the ninth time that he has broken 1,000 receiving yards in a single year. Fitzgerald is clearly still playing at an elite level and has a chance to potentially unseat Tony Gonzalez (1,325) for second all-time in receptions.
Rice is still well ahead of the pack at 1,549 receptions, which would require Fitzgerald to play possibly two or three more seasons to have a chance to pass him for the all-time receptions record. At the same time, he would also have to continue performing at an elite level over the stretch to have a legitimate shot at setting the prestigious mark.
Ultimately, this just continues to pad to what should be a sure-fire Hall of Fame career for Fitzgerald.