Fitzgerald knows the most important thing for any quarterback is they trust their wide receivers and he thinks through their work in practice and during games, Murray trusts him.
“He throws it to me in traffic and contested catches, and I'll make plays for him,” Fitzgerald said via ESPN. “I mean, that's how you build your confidence with your quarterback. And I remember developing that with Josh McCown and Kurt Warner and Carson Palmer, all the guys that I played with. It's just about getting out there on the practice field, them trusting you to make a play, you make the play, and then they say, ‘OK, I can fit this ball into some of the tight windows,' and that's how it develops.”
So far this season, Fitzgerald has caught 13 passes for 217 yards and a touchdown. When Murray has needed a big reception, he has turned to the future Hall of Famer. Murray said he has a lot of confidence in Fitzgerald and he has turned into a security blanket for him.
“I think every young quarterback needs a security blanket — him being that guy for me,” Murray said. “He knows what he's seeing out there. He's seen it a lot, and he can still run around. … I can count on him, and that helps me out a lot.”
As the season goes on and Murray gets more comfortable, I would still expect that the offense will feature a lot of Murray to Fitzgerald.