The Arizona Cardinals have agreed to terms on a one year contract extension with All Pro and future Hall of Fame wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald.
From the team:
The Arizona Cardinals Football Club today announced that the team has signed LARRY FITZGERALD to a one-year extension that keeps the All-Pro wide receiver under contract with the team through the conclusion of the 2018 season. In accordance with club policy, terms were not disclosed.
In his 14th season, the 34-year old Fitzgerald (6-3, 218) leads the NFC with 60 receptions and is on pace for 107 receptions for 1,204 yards in 2017. No player in NFL history has ever had 100+ receptions and 1,000+ receiving yards in a season he began at age 34 or older.
Fitzgerald led the NFL with 107 receptions last year, becoming the only player to lead the NFL in receptions 11 years apart (103 receptions in 2005). With 10 receptions for 113 yards last week against Seattle, Fitzgerald became just the sixth player in NFL history to reach 15,000 career receiving yards.
Larry currently ranks third in NFL history in career receptions (1,185), sixth in career receiving yards (15,066) and eighth in career touchdown receptions (107). He needs 62 receiving yards to pass Tony Gonzalez (15,127) for fifth place on the NFL’s all-time receiving yardage list.
It was a much needed signing for the Cardinals, who had no proven talent on the roster at wide receiver for 2018.
Now, they'll have their top wide receiver back for at least one more season.