Cardinals WR Larry Fitzgerald unsure if he will continue playing in 2019
So many people are so sure that this past season was Larry Fitzgerald’s last, but even the Arizona Cardinals wide receiver himself does not know if he is going to retire.
According to Adam Schefter of ESPN, Fitzgerald is not sure if he will continue playing in 2019, as he told Schefter through a text message that he needs time to think following a miserable 3-13 campaign.
As far as new Cardinals head coach Kliff Kingsbury’s thoughts on the subject? He understands the decision is not his.
“I’ll leave it to these guys who write the checks,” Kingsbury said. “Like I said, what a great role model, what a great leader to have on your team, and I would be honored and love to work with him. He’s a guy that I’ve admired from afar for a long time, and I think we all hope that he’ll be back.”
In spite of the fact that he is 35 years old, Fitzgerald still remains productive, as he hauled in 69 receptions for 734 yards and six touchdowns during the 2018 campaign.
Fitzgerald, who played his collegiate football at the University of Pittsburgh, was originally selected by Arizona with the third overall pick of the 2004 NFL Draft.
He has made 11 Pro Bowls throughout his illustrious 15-year career, earning First-Team All-Pro honors once back in 2008 after catching 96 passes for 1,431 yards and a league-leading 12 touchdowns.
Fitzgerald led the NFL in receiving scores in back-to-back years in 2008 and 2009 and has also paced the league in receptions on two separate occasions, with the most recent instance coming in 2016 when he snared 107 balls.