No matter what season, or how things are going we have seen one constant for the Arizona Cardinals the last 15 seasons.
Larry Fitzgerald will produce.
After reluctantly moving to the slot at the urging of Bruce Arians, Fitzgerald seemed to find the fountain of youth.
Over the last two seasons, despite catching passes from Drew Stanton, Blaine Gabbert, the ghost of Sam Bradford and an in over his head rookie Josh Rosen, Fitzgerald still found a way to make a statement.
Larry Fitzgerald has produced 39 receptions of 15-plus yards from the slot since 2017, most among receivers. pic.twitter.com/zXEFGZmbsm— PFF (@PFF) July 2, 2019
Think about this for a minute.
Over the last two seasons, Fitz has caught 178 passes. 39 of those have gone for 15+ yards, that’s 22% of his catches going for over 15 yards as an “inside” “possession” receiver.
Not only that, he has played in average and terrible offenses the last two seasons, and still been able to put up numbers.
The Cardinals were 15th in passing yards in 2017 and as we all know, last in 2018. So, for Fitz to still be able to produce, despite bad offenses, average at best quarterbacks and whatever last year was... All while playing as a 35-year old is impressive.
Somethings in what he has done in Arizona just gets overlooked.