Every year, we all think that it will be Larry Fitzgerald’s last year in the NFL.
Some of us believed that he would leave the Cardinals to return to his hometown of Minnesota to play for the Vikings. There has even been speculations that he would join a big contender for a Super Bowl title like the Patriots.
Now we can throw away all of these speculations. Fitzgerald has made it clear with Twincities.com that he has no plans to retire or play for another football team besides the Cardinals.
“If I’m not playing in Arizona, I won’t be playing anywhere,” Fitzgerald said, via the Pioneer Press. “I’ve built a good life for myself down there. Playing in the same place for 15 years is a true blessing.”
He still loves the Minnesota Vikings but he also loves the foundation that is in place with the Arizona Cardinals. So long as he can still play at a high level and still loves the game of football, his career could extend for another two or three years.
“If you still produce and you play at a high level, you kind of determine how long you want to play,” Fitzgerald said. “If I can stay at a high level, I still keep destiny in my own hands.”
His devotion and loyalty to the Arizona Cardinals is evident in his statements. He believes that this team’s window for a championship is still wide open despite the departures of Bruce Arians and Carson Palmer.
Fitzgerald is the heart and soul of this organization. He means so much to this team, its fans, the NFL, and the state of Arizona. His contract will expire after the 2018 season and rest assured if he doesn’t retire, he will be playing for the Cardinals in 2019.
Entering his 15th season in the NFL, he continues to play at the highest level of his career. The 34-year-old just gets better year after year.
He has had an illustrious career that makes him one of the best wide receivers in NFL history. He believes that this team is in good hands with his new quarterback Sam Bradford and new head coach Steve Wilks.
No matter what decisions he makes for the next chapters of his life, we will always have his back.
A future first-ballot Hall of Famer and hopefully a soon-to-be Super Bowl Champion,
Let’s show our love and appreciation for Larry Fitzgerald!
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