For what has been a rough season for the Arizona Cardinals, the heart and soul of the team may be willing to do it one more time.
Pro Football Talk is reporting that the Arizona Cardinals are nearing a one year contract extension with Larry Fitzgerald for the 2018 season.
Cardinals, Larry Fitzgerald close to one-year contract extension https://t.co/NWAYvfmACB— ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) November 16, 2017
This is a big deal for the Arizona Cardinals because of the uncertainty they have at the wide receiver position heading into the 2018 offseason.
Knowing that they will have their best wide receiver back for next year will alleviate the need to find an established receiver to replace Fitzgerald.
It also gives the Cardinals one more year to find a young receiver that can become a teams top player, or go the route of the Patriots and Lions and have a throng of talented wide receivers to utilize each week, while not having a true “number one” wide receiver.
This isn’t exactly a surprise, as Fitz is having a fantastic season, on pace for:
106 receptions 1,203 yards 5 touchdowns
That would be good for any wide receiver, but the fact that Fitzgerald is 34 years old is amazing and just goes to show what he can do still for the team.
The other thing is... Fitzgerald is likely in conversations with Carson Palmer and Bruce Arians, both who have contracts running through 2018 (Arians runs through 2019) and they likely want to end on a better note than what has occurred in 2017.
Here is to hoping this gets done soon.