The news we have all been waiting for finally broke Wednesday evening, as Jim Trotter, long time NFL writer now working with ESPN, breaking the news.
Just spoke to Larry Fitzgerald, who said he's definitely returning in 2017 to play the final year on his contract. #Cardinals— Jim Trotter (@JimTrotter_NFL) February 2, 2017
It led to a barrage of Arizona Cardinals fans and NFL fans tweeting their exuberance at the return of Larry Fitzgerald for the 2017 NFL Season.
Let’s take a walk through the tweets and get excited for one more season from one of the greatest to ever lace up the cleats.
First, some info from those in the know:
Why is #AZCardinals WR Larry Fitzgerald returning? He says he’s feeling “back to normal” physically. His desire to win & compete still burns— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) February 2, 2017
Those who know them well say Carson Palmer and Larry Fitzgerald are tied at the hip. With Fitz returning, good sign for Carson Palmer, too.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) February 2, 2017
I don’t think that is a surprise at all to most, we expected that if Fitz was coming back, it likely meant that Carson Palmer was.
ESPN's @JimTrotter_NFL is correct @LarryFitzgerald will return to the Cardinals for 2017.Fitz 107-led the NFL! pic.twitter.com/OPkFMsAOCx— Larry Fitzgerald Sr. (@FitzBeatSr) February 2, 2017
Dad seems pretty excited.
As for the fans, it is obvious that the excitement for Fitz’s return.
@JimTrotter_NFL yassssssss— Kristen Keogh (@10NewsKeogh) February 2, 2017
@JimTrotter_NFL @MikeGrose yessss pic.twitter.com/aIzxJpa2pW— Apache Paul (@vegascardfan) February 2, 2017
@JimTrotter_NFL pic.twitter.com/cvHlrDjQFR— T Arnpreee (@t_arnpriester) February 2, 2017
@JimTrotter_NFL @Gambo987 @andyet_andyet Thank the lord!— Jon Montoya (@himynameisjon) February 2, 2017
@JimTrotter_NFL Let's freakin go!!!!!— Andy Kwong (@akwong31) February 2, 2017
@JimTrotter_NFL finally some good news for 2017!— Jason Rodriguez (@Mr_Farenheit_) February 2, 2017
@JimTrotter_NFL Class act @LarryFitzgerald future ambassador for the NFL— Mark Solack (@soulman496) February 2, 2017
@JimTrotter_NFL Christmas came extra early this year! We've got your back @LarryFitzgerald #BeRedSeeRed #BirdGang #LarryTheLegend— DJ31 Making History (@andyet_andyet) February 2, 2017
Really hope @LarryFitzgerald gets a ring before he's done. Class act not to mention one of the #GOAT https://t.co/ptsWCXZ3FL— Blair Braswell (@BlairBraswell) February 2, 2017
Hopefully it is the catalyst for one more great run with this group of Arizona Cardinals and it ends the way we all want it to, with the team in Super Bowl LII in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Maybe it is meant to be.