Larry Fitzgerald not ready to decide on retirement, could leave Cardinals in 2017
Prior to the season, there was speculation that it would be Larry Fitzgerald‘s last. He immediately dispelled those rumors, but with only two games remaining, the topic has risen again.
For 13 years, Fitzgerald has been the heart and soul of the Arizona Cardinals. He’s eclipsed the 1,000 receiving-yard mark seven times, and he’s 51 yards away from doing so again this season.
It doesn’t appear that Larry is ready to walk away from the gridiron, but he might be ready to leave the only organization he’s ever played for.
Over the weekend, the Cardinals were officially eliminated from the postseason picture. Watching his career wane away without a Super Bowl ring, Fitzgerald hinted that he could play else where in 2017.
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From Mike Florio of ProFootballTalk, transcribing an interview from Westwood One with Jim Gray:
“No, I wouldn’t say that I’m contemplating [retirement] right now,” Fitzgerald told Gray. “But I’m uncertain what I’m going to do moving forward. But I still love the game, I love the competition. I love being around the guys and competing for a championship. That’s a lot of fun to me, and that’s kind of where I’m at right now.”
Previously, Larry’s father said that he could see his son playing for the Vikings. Fitzgerald grew up as a ball boy for Minnesota, and with Teddy Bridgewater possibly returning next season, Larry could view them as a contender.