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Larry Fitzgerald: Retiring a Cardinal 'definitely a priority,' unsure of playing past 2016

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Larry just wants to win.

Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

One of the questions Arizona Cardinals fans have entering this season is whether or not receiver Larry Fitzgerald will continue playing after the 2016 season. His contract expires after the season and will be 33 when the season begins.

While he has joked previously he could play well into his 50s and catch touchdown passes even after his dreads fall out, he doesn't know what the future holds.

Fitz was on Arizona Sports 98.7 FM recently and told Dave Burns and John Gambadoro he doesn't know whether he will play beyond this coming season.

He made it sound like if the Cardinals could win a championship, he would hang it up for good. But he added that it also depends on Carson Palmer.

"I would still have to think about it and see where I was at," he said. "A lot of it's tied to Carson -- Carson's playing at a high level. I don't want to go through any other quarterback situations. It's been great to have the stability that we have now with the big fella, he's been playing light's out."

Fitz has been through a few such "situations."

But he was pretty clear about one thing -- he intends on playing for Arizona his entire career, saying it is "definitely a priority."

"Maybe if the Diamondbacks let me come out, or the Phoenix Suns or Coyotes let me do something," he joked. "But football uniform, I can't see myself anywhere else."

Really all Fitz needs for his career is a championship. He has the numbers in the regular season. He has postseason records and postseason lore. A ring would be the icing on the cake.

Not that we want him to leave or quit playing, but it certainly would make for a magical season if the Cardiinals could win it all and send Fitz off into the horizon having completed what probably no one thought would ever be possible -- bring a championship to Arizona.