Cardinals nearing one-year extension with star receiver Larry Fitzgerald
The Arizona Cardinals are long shots to win the Super Bowl this season or even the next, but wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald will have at least another year to try and win that elusive Vince Lombardi Trophy. According to Pro Football Talk, a source has disclosed to them that the Cardinals and Fitzgerald are close to hammering a one-year extension deal.
Per source Cardinals and WR Larry Fitzgerald are close to an extension. One year. Contract through 2018.
— ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) November 16, 2017
Fitzgerald turned 34-years-old back in August, but he has shown little signs of slowing down. Through nine games this year, he has racked up 677 receiving yards and three touchdown grabs on 60 receptions—all of which leads the team. It’s incredible that after all these years, the Cardinals’ passing offense remains very much dependent on Fitzgerald despite constantly adding younger players to their receiving corps.
The durable Fitzgerald has missed just five games since the Cardinals took him third overall in the 2004 NFL Draft. Since then, the former Pittsburgh Panther has amassed dizzying career totals of 1,185 catches, 15,066 receiving yards, and 107 touchdowns, which are all top eight in league history.
Fitzgerald will continue to do most of the work downfield this season as he tries to lead the Cardinals into at least a wild-card playoff berth in the crowded NFC. Arizona is currently third in the NFC West with a 4-5 record and will look to even their slate this Sunday against the Houston Texans.