This will be a question that comes up multiple times all year -- is this the final season for Larry Fitzgerald? Head coach Bruce Arians suggested it might, but we all know he just likes to talk and say stuff.
The question arose with Fitzgerald after practice on Tuesday. As one can expect, he didn't really answer the question.
"Honestly, I have no idea," Fitzgerald said, via AZCardinals.com. "I really don't look at it like that. I look at it as a day-to-day. I feel good every day, waking up and going to practice. Last year I was able to stay healthy. That puts you in a different state of mind when you are able to get up and do everything you are capable of doing."
Being healthy clearly is a factor. Enjoying what he is doing is another. He says he still loves what he does.
Plus, as he himself has stated, the quarterback situation is stable here. His future is linked to Carson Palmer's.
But at this point, it is just too early to know. Will he stay healthy? Do the Cardinals get him that ring? Does he continue to play at a high level?
Of course, the question is coming up in May. It is too early to know, but the question must be asked. He is entering the final year of his contract. People want to know if he wants to play beyond that, and whether it will happen in Arizona. But while it is something to ask, we just can't expect to get any good answer at this point. Larry doesn't even know and if he did, he wouldn't say. He wouldn't want the year-long retirement tour, taking attention away from the goal he and the Cardinals have -- win a title.