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Larry Fitzgerald could be key to quarterback recruitment

The Cardinals needed the wide receiver for more than just on the field.

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There was an interesting comment from Steve Keim yesterday on the Arizona Sports Newsmaker week interview.

He said something to the effect that Larry Fitzgerald’s presence will help with recruiting a potential veteran quarterback.

This is an interesting comment, maybe one that is being read into too much on my part, but it shows where the plan seems to be heading for the Cardinals at quarterback.

Why does Fitzgerald need to help with recruiting a QB?

If the Cardinals are going with a veteran, the answer is simple, he’s the only reliable and known commodity at wide receiver on the roster.

Sure, they boast David Johnson, but that doesn’t mean much when you have J.J. Nelson, Chad Williams and Carlton Agudosi as the receivers on your roster.

If you put your ear to the ground there are whispers that the Cardinals have been looking at Kirk Cousins, like it or not, and bringing back Fitz and citing his presence for recruiting would only go towards a couple of players, Cousins being one of them.

Trading for Nick Foles or drafting a QB early doesn’t matter if Fitz is on the roster or not, but Fitz’s presence only helps the Cardinals in the sense of signing a player who has a choice.

I’m not saying this is what is happening, but it’s curious to see this be discussed.

Or, maybe it’s just a giant smoke screen.