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Arizona Cardinals could see the end of an era on Sunday

For the Arizona Cardinals, a couple important pieces could see their final game at UofP on Sunday.

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For the Arizona Cardinals, Sunday could be big.

While it may not seem like it, the Cardinals are playing for nothing against a putrid New York Giants squad.

Except, for a couple prominent figures within the Cardinals organization, the face of the franchise Larry Fitzgerald and head coach Bruce Arians, could be making their last appearance as active members of the Arizona Cardinals at University of Phoenix Stadium. And not just because of a potential name change.

No, while both are under contract for 2018, there is plenty of concern whether or not they will find their way back to the Cardinals next year.

If that were to happen, it would definitely be an unfair ending to two fantastic careers.

Clearly Fitzgerald is the more important and lasting figure, but the Arians era is the most successful in the regular season history of the Arizona Cardinals.

He has brought something to this team and town that we haven't seen consistently in their history in the desert.

However, if this is it for Larry Fitzgerald, the future Hall of Fame wide receiver is one of the truly great players in NFL history, and may have ended his career as the greatest player in the organizations long history.

It will be an unfortunate ending if it is the end. A nondescript season, with two backups playing the majority of the snaps, and Fitzgerald having to do all the heavy lifting for the wide receiving corps.

I'm hoping Fitzgerald gives us fans at least one more season, but if this is it, thank you and hopefully the stands are packed for it on Sunday.