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Arizona Cardinals announce Larry Fitzgerald will be back for 2020

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NFL: Cleveland Browns at Arizona Cardinals Matt Kartozian-USA TODAY Sports

The Arizona Cardinals didn’t waste much time this offseason.

Neither did Larry Fitzgerald.

The team announced on Wednesday that their Hall of Fame wide receiver will be back for the 2020 season.

From the team:

The Arizona Cardinals Football Club today announced that the team has re-signed wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald to a one-year contract. In accordance with club policy, terms were not disclosed.

Below are some of the key highlights Fitzgerald’s record-setting 16-year career:

He is the Cardinals franchise career leader in games played (250), receptions (1,378), receiving yards (17,083), receiving touchdowns (120), total touchdowns (120) and 100-yard games (49).

His 1,378 career receptions are the most by any player in NFL history with a single team and rank second all-time behind only Hall of Famer Jerry Rice (1,549). Fitzgerald’s 17,083 career receiving yards also rank second in NFL history while his 120 career touchdown receptions are sixth all-time in NFL history.

In the 2019 season finale against the Rams, Fitzgerald appeared in his 250th career game for the Cardinals, becoming the 13th player in NFL history – and first wide receiver – to appear in at least 250 games with a single team.

The 2020 season will be Fitzgerald’s 17th season with the Cardinals. In franchise history only quarterback Jim Hart (18) will have played more.

Fitzgerald will also enter the 2020 season with an active streak of 243 consecutive games with at least one reception, which represents the second-longest streak in NFL history behind only Rice (274).

An 11-time Pro Bowler, Fitzgerald has played all 16 games in each of the last five years (2015-19) and his streak of 84 consecutive starts is the longest active streak among NFL wide receivers.

In December, Fitzgerald was one of 10 wide receivers named to the NFL 100 All-Time Team. The only active player in the group, Fitzgerald joined nine Pro Football Hall of Fame inductees on the NFL 100 All-Time Team.

Fitzgerald was originally taken by the Cardinals in the first round (3rd overall) of the 2004 NFL Draft out of the University of Pittsburgh.

Welcome back, Fitz.